What’s up? My Stress Levels!

Find yourself turning into the Hulk? Little things like the stapler isn’t working or maybe Steve from accounting keeps spamming memes. Well there’s a solution for such condition …GET ACTIVE!

Doing physical exercise has been proven by QHealth  to help with your mental state by releasing chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin. It also improves your body’s functions including stronger muscles and bones, prevent unhealthy weight gain and assist with weight loss.

As most of you are aware, stress is inevitable in life, you might have uni exams coming up or a project that your boss is watching the clock.  Some signs of anxiety and stress include but are not limited to headaches, rapid heart beat, insomnia and even aches, pains and tense muscles.

It is impossible to eliminate stress, in fact some amount is needed to remain healthy but you can learn strategies to manage stress. According to blackdoginstitute.org.au ; Mental illness is very common. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorder.

There are many ways to cope with stress such as yoga, meditation, good nutrition, but exercise may be the one most recommended by health care professionals. Exercise produces endorphins; chemicals in the brain that act as natural pain killers and improve the ability to sleep, which allows us to reduce stress. 

Everyone is different, find out what works for you! Here are a few examples:

  • Walk/Run
  • Swimming or moving around the pool
  • Gym/yoga/spin classes
  • Walking the dog
  • Go for a hike with some friends

So if you are beginning to sound like The Hulk, to blow off some steam and help calm yourself down, go for a run, a walk or even the gym. Remember your health is #1.

If your stess is causing you pain and you are feeling tightness in your muscles, come in to see us at Health Place and we will be able to get you back to being pain free. For a treatment, come in to see one of our therapists so we can guide you towards your goal. For further questions or appointments feel free to call us  at (07) 3852 2434, email us at info@healthplace.com.au, or Book Online