Are you stressed the fresh out? Me too! Even if you’re not stressed out right now, I am sure you have experienced it at some point in the past. For me it can show up in different ways, but when I am MEGA stressed my neck feels the burn… and not in a good way.
The American Psychological Association explains that our muscle tense up with stress because our body goes into protection mode. This reaction is to avoid injury or pain. The problem is many of us experience CHRONIC STRESS which puts us in a constant state of guarded muscles. OUCH. This can cause headaches, neck, and shoulder pain. Phew I am normal!
How can we stop this perpetual stress cycle? Obviously run away from all our troubles and triggers. Just kidding. Here are some things that help me.
Introducing the 15 minutes for…. Series. In this YouTube series I will bring you through videos for healthier living from rehabilitation to general health practice. Always exercise based, Always 15 mins.
This week is 15 minutes for Stress.
So lets do it!
APA - Stress effects on the body Retrieved from: https://www.apa.org/topics/stress/body
Mayo Clinic - Stress Management retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/exercise-and-stress/art-20044469