There’s no question that stress will make or break someone’s life.
Being productive in your business and personal life is key, but if you’re like many of us, struggling with anxiety and stress about work, life or family, it’s part of regular life.
Yes, there’s no question stress is part of life, but if something is true, it’s the reality that stress can be controlled, dominated, and even be used to your advantage.
If you’re looking to take your life to the next level, it all starts with taking care of your mental health.
According to a 2017 study by Gallup, a global analytics and advisory firm, nearly 79 percent of Americans report feeling stressed sometimes or frequently during their day.
Despite changes to the economy, technology and political environment, the Gallup survey found that sources of stress haven’t changed much in the past decade. Work and family obligations are the largest stressors in America, according to Gallup.
“People experience stress and respond to it in different ways,” said Dr. Ali Ramezan, a Washington DC health expert Chiropractor , and CEO of AmeriWell Clinics . “There’s no one-stop-shop answer to solving it but there are different ways we can deal with it.” Dr. Ramezan added.
Here are the top 3 tips Dr. Ramezan recommends for controlling stress & feeling good in the process.
Take Time To Meditate
The amygdala is an almond-shaped part of your brain that is responsible for emotions, memories, and survival instincts.
“When you’re stressed, your amygdala sends a distress signal to your hypothalamus, a part of your brain that communicates with the rest of your body that you’re in danger, triggering the fight-or-flight response. As a result, your heartbeat, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels rise. If these physiological changes occur regularly, they can weaken your immune system and harm your health.” said Dr. Ramezan.
Luckily, meditation can help prevent these changes from occurring. According to research, meditation can reduce the cells in your amygdala, which consequently lowers stress levels and eases anxiety.
Work On Your Posture
Proper posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during these activities. Read on for illustrations and instructions for correct lifting, driving, sitting, and sleeping positions.
“Good posture helps you in many ways. Keeps bones and joints in the correct position (alignment) so that muscles are being used properly. This prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions. As a result, your muscles will be more relaxed and the tension (stress) will go away.” pointed out Dr. Ramezan.
Get Adjusted Once Per Month
There’s no question that having a chiropractic adjustment on a monthly basis can be beneficial in more than one way.
According to Dr. Ramezan, getting adjusted not only decreases physical pain (if it’s present) but it also relaxes and calms the mind.
“When muscles are tense, they pull on the bone and, vice versa. When a bone does not move properly, they pull on the muscle, causing tension and, finally, producing what we call stress,” added Dr. Ramezan.
Beating stress isn’t about ignoring it, it’s quite the opposite. It’s about acknowledging the stress, understand the reason why it’s there, and working on both the physical & mental aspects of it, in order to control, and be happy in the process.