We all need rest as well as sleep and it is important to make time for it. Think of rest as giving yourself a break or time-out from the hectic pace and pressure of daily life. Meditation, breathing exercises and chiropractic adjustments can be a helpful way to calm your nervous system and aid relaxation. So instead of cramming your days full of busy activities, take some time out to recharge your batteries during these cold winter days, your body will thank you for it.
Pushing your body into overdrive can manifest physically through tight neck and shoulders and usually digestive issues such as gas, bloating, acid reflux. You are also more likely to get sick, as stress and fatigue lower your immune system.
Increased levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline over a long period can lead to adrenal fatigue and an overall hormonal imbalance. This can result in complications such as depression, weight gain, insulin resistance, chronic fatigue, oestrogen dominance, and fertility issues.
Resting doesn’t even have to be done lying down. You can do it while seated, by meditating or engaging in visualization or deep-breathing exercises. The important thing is to give your mind and body a chance to recover and recharge when you’re feeling out of steam, or ideally before you feel like this. So it is very important to make time for rest!
If you would like some more information on relaxation ideas and practices please feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call for an appointment on 03 445 4688.
Beth and Ashleigh xx