Stress … How Are You Coping?

Have you you ever stopped and notice how much stress may be affecting your life?  What is the real impact of stress for you? Think about your well-being, your health, your family. 

When I ask people to fill out a Stress Survey, most people say, “I already know I’m stressed.”  The question I have is, “What are you doing about that?”

Your body can be affected by different types of stresses.  There are physical stresses caused by the effects of gravity or certain positions or movements.  Sitting in front of a computer all day or repetitive bending and lifting are examples of physical stresses.  There are emotional stresses, such as those caused by troubled relationships.  There are environmental stresses that can be caused by toxins and contaminants in the foods you eat, air you breathe or water you drink.

So you see, stress in life can come from many different sources.  Regardless of the source of stress in your life, one thing is certain, without effective coping strategies stress can seriously affect the state of your health.

The key is identifying where your specific stress is coming from.  Your family wellness chiropractor can help you identify your sources of stress and give you lifestyle advice on how to cope with it.

Once identified, notice how stress is affecting your health and well-being.  Then create a plan to manage the impact of stress.  Some helpful ways to cope are exercise of any kind, yoga, pilates, sports, breathing exercises, meditation, prayer, journaling, reading or  taking a vacation.

There is no one magic formula for stress management.  Find what works for you.  And remember, getting your spine and nervous system checked by a chiropractor can be helpful as well.  Many people report a reduction in stress levels and being able to cope with stress while under chiropractic care.

About The Author

Dr. Walter Salubro

Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor, the author of Back to Health by Choice, and the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Vaughan, Ontario, with his family at the age of fifteen. Dr. Salubro graduated from York University in 1996 and from the National College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has been practicing chiropractic and serving his community of Maple and Vaughan for over fifteen years. Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people of all age groups. He is trained in applying specific chiropractic techniques that are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive lineup of health seminars, exercise classes, and a run/walk club to his patients. Dr. Salubro is an avid runner, having completed multiple marathons and half marathons. Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnant mothers. Dr. Salubro is certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, which is certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).