Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Living with chronic stress can have a devastating impact on your health. There are many health issues that can result from stress, such as anxiety, chronic back pain, exhaustion, poor sleep, repetitive injuries and a weakened immune system. If stress is left unchecked, the negative effects from attempting to function in this imbalanced state can worsen over time.

At Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA, we understand that stress can affect every bodily system, including the musculoskeletal system, which is why we offer advice on how to lessen the impact stress has on your body and your life. While there is no way to erase all stress from your life, here are 5 easy ways to reduce stress:

  1. Massage therapy: Allowing a trained massage therapist from Family Chiropractic Care to knead away painful knots and soothe aching muscles can melt away built-up stress.
  2. Chiropractic adjustments: Pain and discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders can lead to a high state of stress. Chiropractic adjustments performed by Dr. Rick Still of Family Chiropractic Care can treat misalignment of the spine and relieve tension.
  3. Exercise: Sweating through at least 20 minutes of exercise per day can burn off stress. If you have injuries that prevent you from exercising, corrective exercises from Family Chiropractic Care professionals can help you return to a higher level of performance.
  4. Fun activities: Stress is dramatically worsened if you go from one day to the next with no time set aside for enjoyable activities. Spending time with loved ones and engaging in hobbies allow you to de-stress.  
  5. Good night’s rest: Feeling unrested and tired can increase the stress you feel. A period of uninterrupted sleep that last 7 hours or more and starts around 9 p.m. is widely believed to be the best quality of sleep attainable.

Contact Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA

Lifestyle advice, as part of a personalized treatment plan created by Family Chiropractic Care, takes into account your daily routine, stress level, and current state of health. To achieve an optimal level of whole body wellness, the Family Chiropractic Care team will tailor a comprehensive approach to decreasing any pain and discomfort you feel, improving your quality of life, and adjusting your nutritional intake. To live healthier and happier, schedule a consultation appointment with the Family Chiropractic Care team in Longview, WA, today by calling at 360-636-2636.