Pathways Chiropractic Health Center

How to Handle Stress Before It Handles You

Handling Stress
How common is it? Stats:

In 2019 94% of American workers report experiencing stress at their work. Stress causes around 1 million workers to miss work every day. Americans age 30-49 are the most stressed. In 2018, a third of US based responded to visited a doctor for something stress-related

#1 Exercise: Working out regularly to help your mind, body, and mood. How Often? 3-5 days/week for 20-60 min

#2 Eat Well: Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol and  Nicotine. Eat a well-balanced diet with lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein. Also don’t skip meals

#3 Get Adjusted: Make sure that your body is performing at it optimal. The best way to do this is to get regular adjustments.

#4 Slow Down/Get More Sleep: We more busy now than ever. Look at your lifestyle: set watches a 5 minutes ahead to get to meetings a little earlier and set small manageable goals to achieve those bigger goals.

#5 Take a Break: Make sure you give your mind a break by doing a calming activity such as: meditation, yoga, practice breathing slowly, read, listen to music, or taking a walk in nature.

#6 Relax Your Muscles: In addition to giving your mind a break, make sure you give your body a break by doing some actives such as: stretching, massages, and/or taking a bath or shower.

#7 Take Time For Yourself: Research has shown that doing a sport, art, reading, watching  a movie, gardening, or knitting are actives that decrease our stress.

#8 Talk About Your Problems: If your life is very stressful make sure you surround yourself with people that you can talk to such as family members and/or friends. Find time to laugh or discuss what is going on in your life. Remember that a doctor can help decrease your stress also.

#9 Go Easy On Yourself: Remember that no one  is perfect and we cannot control everything.

Remember we are here for you and if you or a loved one would like more information please do not hesitate to reach out to us.



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