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Slip and fall accidents can be traumatic. Emotional stress can arise simply from
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3 quick tips to De-Stress today!
It’s tax season which means stress can be at an all time high with finances. It’s especially important this time of year with the flu going around to minimize your stress to keep your immune system working well. Quickly watch the video above to see how chronic heightened stress is affecting you. Below are 3 quick and simple steps you can take daily to help manage your stress levels.
1. Deep Breathing: “Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure,” psychologist Judith Tutin, PhD, says. She’s a certified life coach in Rome, GA. Take a 5 min break & focus on breathing. Inhale through the nose as you raise your arms above the head, hold a few seconds, and then exhale through mouth the mouth as you slowing lower the arms to your side. Feel your breath fill abdomen. Three deep breaths help circulate the entire lymphatic system.
2. Exercise Regularly: Exercise helps the body release endorphins (happy hormones), can help you lose weight, decrease your risk of heart attack & cancer, strengthens bones, improves mood/mental health, and increases your longevity of life.
3. Meditate: Good emotional health is vital to living a stress free life. “Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress,” says psychologist Robbie Maller Hartman, PhD, a Chicago health and wellness coach. Meditating just a few min/day can help decease anxiety. For me that means spending time reading the Bible and praying.
Extra tip: Essential oils can be another great way to decrease stress! According to Dr. Axe, “essential oils have been shown to improve anxiety symptoms by reducing the effects that stress and cortisol have on the body. ” Frankincense, lavender, and bergamot are a few great options. One of our families personal favorite blends for stress is called Stress Away. WARNING: Make sure to use quality/safe essential oils, I can not stress this enough. Not all essential oils are made equal.
For more info on stress and how to decrease it check out our more in-depth article on Stress
3 quick tips to De-Stress today!
It's tax season which means stress can be at an all time high with finances. It's especially important this time of year with the flu going around to minimize your stress to keep your immune system working well. Below are 3 quick and simple steps you can take daily to help manage your stress levels.
"It's TEST time baby, let’s go!" Remember the good old days when STRESSing out about taking your driver's test & passing parallel parking was the biggest obstacle you had to keep you worrying? Or maybe you are the one in the passengers seat, holding on for dear life...stressed this may be your last drive. We've all been there. Unfortunately, this constant stress is killing you...
Constant physical, nutritional, or emotional stress over works the adrenals and keeps the body from healing and working optimally. Stress raises cortisol, creating inflammation, ligament laxity (lose joints), and break down in your body over time. Find ways each day to relax and have fun! What do you enjoy that brings you life? Continue reading for 10 steps to decrease stress.
5 TIPS TO STAYING HEALTHY
Want to feel GREAT when your old? Don’t let age stop you from having fun! Too often I walk down the street and see the stereotypical older gentleman or lady hunched over with a walker, slowly moving down the street. It looks painful! Nobody wants to be in that situation, but most of us don’t realize getting to that point with the back doesn’t happen overnight, it happens over years & years. In order to BE healthy and move well when older, we have to be intentional about health now! Here are a few quick tips to starting out right.
1. Eat Well!
Food is the genetic information used by the body to re-build and heal. Say No to process sugar & inflammatory foods & say YES to more quality fruits, veggies, & healthy fats! Remember, you are what you eat so eat healthy! Click here for more info
2. Move Daily
Get out of your chair & take a brisk walk. “Sitting is the new smoking.” Yes, it is that bad for you. Aim for 10,000 steps/day. Movement is Life! Get outside, soak in the Vit D, & breath in fresh air!
3. Get Adjusted
Take pressure off the nervous system to allow your body to heal from the inside out. Pain is the last thing the body tells you when something is wrong, but once you have PAIN, it’s really too late, the damage has already been done. Get into your chiropractor for a checkup. Remember: the nerves that exit your spine control EVERY function/aspect of the body!! Kind of really important to take care of right? Talk to your chiro about standing, good posture, & how to prevent getting hunched over when older.
4. Stay Hydrated
60% of your body is water!! Some functions water helps with include digestion, absorption, circulation, & transportation of nutrients within the body. Start the day right with a glass of water! Pro Tip: keep a water bottle at your desk & sip throughout the day. It is recommended to drink 6-8 cups/day depending on your weight.
Constant physical, nutritional, or emotional stress over works the adrenals and keeps the body from healing optimally. Stress raises cortisol, creating inflammation, ligament laxity, and break down in your body over time. Find ways each day to relax and have fun! What do you enjoy that brings you life! When is doubt, laughing is great medicine 🙂 Be sure to get quality sleep as well. The body heals, repairs, and detoxifies at night…when you sleep.
Remeber, you only have one body, take care of it!
Want to feel GREAT when your old? Don't let age stop you from having fun! Too often I walk down the street and see the stereotypical older gentleman or lady hunched over with a walker, slowly moving down the street. It looks painful! Nobody wants to be in that situation, but most of us don't realize getting to that point with the back doesn't happen overnight, it happens over years & years. In order to BE healthy and move well when older, we have to be intentional about health now! Here are a few quick tips to starting out right.
Click the "Read More" for 5 daily tips to staying healthy and having a better quality of life when getting older.
Have you ever tried to talk or eat without moving your jaw?
If you have or have ever had jaw pain, you know this feat is difficult to impossible! Popping pain pills seem to bring the only relief….But what if you could fix the pain by addressing the underlying problem? Click here to read more...
“WHERE DID I PUT MY KEYS? I JUST PUT THEM DOWN!?" SOUND FAMILIAR?
The ability to think and remember is one of the most precious gifts we have, yet recently memory seems to be vanishing right under our nose from more friends and family each year! Any of us who have loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia know the horror of "losing your mind"...literally. Learn 7 ways to help prevent this from happening!