Stress is more than just a state of mind. Stress has real physical components, including tight muscles, headaches, difficulty falling asleep and restless sleep, abdominal pain, allergies and asthma, inflammation, and high blood pressure.
Some results of stress have long-term consequences. Prolonged high blood pressure, for example, may lead to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Long-term inflammation may lead to weight gain, diabetes, and even kidney disease.
A good plan would involve being proactive and beginning to take action steps that support our health and well-being. The action steps include the usual suspects – exercise and good nutrition.
The way to reducing one’s stress levels is in choosing to take action. The concept of personal choice is powerful and helps lead to shifts toward behaviors that are healthy.
From an information point of view, both exercise and good nutrition have potent effects on a person’s health. Both reduce inflammation. Both neutralize circulating free radicals, reducing a number of health risks, and both provide new energy resources, making us healthier and happier.
Choosing good health improves our lives in countless ways. By choosing, we take back the power of good health.
Remember – being healthy is a choice! Chiropractic is a safe, non-drug, non-surgery way to restore health.
Leonard Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture is located at 3851 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028. Call 972-899-2650 or visit us online at www.LeonardFamilyChiropractic.com.