Stress Getting The Best Of You?

Stress Getting The Best Of You?


Know anyone who’s stressed out in Crosby? The better question might be: Know anyone who isn’t stressed? Though I doubt there is much we can do to derail the machine the culture has built, I do think that we can prepare ourselves to handle it and tweak our lives back to a healthy level of living. Understanding the cause and effects of the stress that we are experiencing can help us find ways to deal with it.

It’s funny how we can feel we’re doing just fine when suddenly our lives begin to seem overwhelming. There are long lists of telling symptoms that we can experience both emotionally and physically. More common symptoms might include:

  • Low energy
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Backaches and headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Constant feelings of urgency
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Cravings, addictions, or eating issues

Chiropractic Care for Stress in Crosby MN

Being able to spot the signs that stress has become a problem is a great step toward solving the problem. If we become resigned that stress is “a way of life”, find that it affects our work or relationships, or that we lose our self-confidence and self-esteem, we may have an issue. We also may see weight gain/loss, immune issues, and blood sugar issues.

Over time, high levels of stress can affect your brain and nervous system, your immune system, your hormones, and lead to nutritional deficiencies, insufficiencies and depletions. or a trained professional in functional medicine can provide an extensive list to help identify how this may be affecting you.

“So what can be done?” you ask.  A lot depends on how extensive the effects are, but there are some general things that can be done. Avoiding stressful situations, people, or even stressful movies can help with the emotional effects. Moderate exercise with short bursts (3 minutes or less) can help with oxygenating the body. High stress lifting exercises will have to wait. Yoga can be of help, as well. Eating initially primarily fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, gluten-free grains and beans will help. Avoiding refined carbs, stimulants, and alcohol, helps, too. Later, the Keto diet may help reduce many of the issues that chronic stress can cause. Deep breathing for 10 minutes, herbal tea breaks, nature walks, and restful music such as WholeTones can help.

Sometimes getting professional coaching can help break the cycle of unchecked stress and help with developing healthy patterns for daily living. Lower your stress and call Shift Integrative Medicine in Crosby today!


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Shift Integrative Medicine
23 West Main Street Suite 2
Crosby, MN 56441
(218) 851-9626