Similar to getting routine maintenance on your vehicle, routine maintenance for your body is important to help improve life longevity. This is especially true as life situations throughout a calendar year can throw a curveball and cause chronic stress. And if left untreated, chronic stress can take a major toll – emotionally and physically. As I’ve written before, 75% of all physician visits are stress related. Routine stress, such as pressures of work, school, or other daily responsibilities can wear you down. Stress brought on by a sudden negative change, such as a divorce, illness, or losing a job can also take a huge toll. And so can traumatic stress.
The start of a new year can be an exciting and challenging time. For many, this is a time of year to begin focusing more on goals – personally and professionally. This is also a time of year in which many people begin implementing healthier lifestyle habits to reduce stress and prevent or overcome chronic pain. Since I’ve written a lot on the topics of stress and chronic pain in 2018, I figured I’d do a quick recap featuring some of my most popular articles on these subjects. These can be used as a valuable resource guide to help you get an excellent jump start to a healthier you in.
While chronic pain is an unfortunate widespread issue in the U.S., what you may not know is the exact reason why you are experiencing the pain. It is easy to drown out pain or to medicate to temporarily alleviate the symptoms. However, going this route can create many long-term health problems, which can also cost you in financially, physically, and emotionally in the long-run. Below are three common mistakes to avoid when needing to heal from chronic pain: Poor Posture Poor posture is harmful to your body. This is especially true when it comes to poor posture in the sitting position as this can be detrimental to your lungs and.
Many Americans suffer from moderate to high stress. Whether its money, work, family responsibilities, or health concerns, if stress is left untreated, it can become chronic. And chronic stress can lead to all sorts of long-term health issues. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: Heart diseases Cancer Lung ailments Accidents Cirrhosis of the liver Suicide Moreover, 75% of all physician visits are stress related. So, how do you eliminate stress? Before I share some tips on how you can best mitigate and overcome stress, I would like to point out a few things you shouldn’t do when trying.