Stress is one of those things that most of us have to deal with at one point or another. Whether you are stressed about a huge exam, a deadline at work, your marriage, or even just about what you will serve for dinner, that stress can really get to you. Unfortunately, stress doesn’t just affect your emotional self, it can also manifest itself in many physical ways, one of which is misaligned vertebrata. Luckily, our Evansville chiropractor can realign your back with a simple adjustment, but that really just treats the symptom and not the problem. The best way to deal with stress is to attack it at the source. The following is our list of the best ways to fight off stress in your life:
- Exercise- When you get out and move, you are doing so much more than just working off that cheeseburger you had for lunch. Exercise encourages the release of endorphins. These endorphins make us feel great, but they also diminish the stress hormone, called cortisol.
- Eliminate caffeine- Sure, it’s great to enjoy a pick-me-up in the morning, but that caffeine can also kick your stress up to the next level.
- Sleep more- Sleeping can be hard to come by when you have work and a family, but just a few more minutes of shut-eye can go a long way to helping you to stay relaxed. Luckily, if you are getting more exercise and avoiding the caffeine, sleep will be much easier to come by.
- Make a schedule- When everything you have to do is just staring you in the face, your to-do list can seem insurmountable. However, you may be surprised to learn that, when you schedule everything out, you have more time than you thought to get it all done!