Effective Chiropractic PG County
7400 Riverdale Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Stress Reducing Tips To Help You Look And Feel Younger
Did you know that stress is a major contributor in nearly all chronic diseases known to man today? Beyond that, it is depleting vital hormones, vitamins and minerals, making us tired, and aging our bodies and skin rapidly.
Minimizing the stress in your life as well as learning how to manage difficult situations when they arise can go a long way to make you healthier and happier.
Stress May Be a
Contributing Factor In
backaches and headaches
skin conditions including dry skin, rashes, eczema and psoriasis
insomnia and other sleep disorders
chronic fatigue syndrome & fibromyalgia
absence of menstruation/abnormal bleeding
hormone imbalance leading to fibroids, endometriosis, infertility
heart disease including high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart palpitations, and strokes
digestive disorders including IBS and ulcers
frequent colds and infections due to lowered immune response
How To Manage Your Stress
Have your spine evaluated and adjusted by a chiropractor. A spine that is misaligned is prone to degeneration and puts stress on the nervous system. When the nervous system is stressed it can create dysfunction in all the systems of the body including the skin but especially the immune system.
Exercise on a regular basis
Learn stress reducing techniques such as relaxation breathing, meditation, yoga, and tai chi
Take regular breaks at work and get some fresh air
Maintain a diet rich in local, in season foods (organic if possible) including plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, wild caught fish and protein sources such as legumes, nuts and seeds.
Get a massage
Take a vacation or spend time with loved ones
Make time for a hobby that you enjoy
Reducing the Stress On Your Skin
Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of filtered tap or spring water.
Avoid the use of harsh soaps which cause further drying of the skin
Eat lots of red and orange fruits (apples, oranges, plums, grapes, cherries, & peaches)
Reduce contact with skin irritants such as detergents, soaps, woolen materials, or cleaning fluids
Ensure a diet rich in Vitamins A, C, E, K and B complex by eating well and using nutritional supplements