With all that is happening across the nation stress levels are at an all time high for many.
Stress not only affects you emotionally but can wreak havoc on your health. It also weakens your immune system and right now we need everyone’s immune systems functioning at their optimal level.
Some of the most significant health problems related to too much stress include:
▪️ Weakened immune system
▪️ Heart disease
▪️ Depression & Anxiety
▪️ Gastrointestinal problems
▪️ Alzheimer’s disease
▪️ Accelerated aging
▪️ Premature death
Research shows that the inability to adapt to and recover from stress can actually lead to and/or exacerbate the above mentioned health issues.
When under stress, the body releases stress hormones and activates the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. While this is helpful in an emergency situation such as getting you out of a burning building, or a circumstance that could be harmful to you, having this stress response turned on for a long period of time is actually detrimental to your health.
“The long-term activation of the stress-response system and the overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones that follow can disrupt almost all your body’s processes.”
This puts a significant amount of stress on the nervous system which can lead to illness and disease.
Additionally, because your nervous system coordinates the actions of your immune system, chronic stress can lead to a compromised immune system.
One of the best things you can be doing for your health is to get regular chiropractic adjustments.
The right type of chiropractic adjustment can actually assist your brain and nervous system in being better able to adapt to stressors in your life leading to a better functioning body, including a better functioning immune system.