Stress and Your Health

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Stress and Your Health

Stress on Your Body

You survived! The holidays can be a very stressful time of the year and can take a toll on your health. Stress is common, but too much stress can cause or even aggravate problems with your nervous system. Your body’s natural response to stress is to produce adrenaline and cortisol. However, your body can not differentiate between whether the stress is physical, emotional or chemical. The physical effects of adrenaline and cortisol on the body for long periods of time is taxing to the nervous system.

Physical Stress

  • Sitting at a desk for hours
  • Repetitive motions
  • Car accidents
  • Being overweight

Emotional Stress

  • Financial strains
  • Family problems
  • Occupational deadlines
  • Low self esteem

Chemical Stress

  • Consuming foods with artificial flavorings/colors
  • Medications
  • Alcohol
  • High caffeine intake

Stress is nearly impossible to avoid. Here are some ways to reduce stress in your life to manageable levels:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid high fat, high sugar foods
  • Get 6-8 hours of sleep each night
  • Have a positive mental attitude
  • Receive regular chiropractic adjustments for proper nerve function

Feeling better and functioning better are well worth it!

You may not be able to completely eliminate stress from your life, but by reducing it to a manageable level you will add years to your life. Visiting Memphis Chiropractic Neurology for regular chiropractic adjustments is an effective way to relieve stress and tension from your body.

Call us at 901-752-4300 or schedule your appointment online today!

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