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If you've ever felt stressed, then chances are that your body is feeling it too. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University revealed the symbiotic relationship between stress and pain - so if you're experiencing more physical ailments than usual while under a lot of pressure at work or home, don't be surprised.
The input does not include many creative elements nor do they provide any context to why this information matters to us as readers although we may know already about how prolonged stress can affect our health negatively in different ways which could make reading through these facts repetitive for some people who have experienced them themselves before albeit indirectly because research into things like depression takes time but even with just knowledge on hand one might still want something else instead of simply reiterating what has been done in the past.
Which came first, the pain or the stress?
Chronic stress can affect your body as it reduces the ability to regulate cortisol—the hormone that controls inflammation. In turn, you not only feel pain from certain infections and viruses but also have a hard time fighting them off due to its effect on inflammation.
Breaking the cycle
Chronic pain, which is defined as "pain that persists or progresses over six months" can be caused by a variety of reasons. According to recent studies conducted in the United States, 20-30% of adults report chronic pain and an overall decrease in quality of life because they are unable to move freely without experiencing this type physical discomfort. This inability quickly triggers psychological stressors like depression, reducing cortisol production (the body's natural way to stave off anxiety), thereby continuing the vicious cycle.
Physical pains comes about for many different reasons including injury disease surgery even but also it might be due depression Chronic causes stress which inhibits makes bodies produce less cortisol causing us become anxious trapped stressed physically.
The more stress you feel, the worse your brain will be able to interpret pain signals from your body and help heal it. A stressed brain can't filter those signals properly and may perceive a higher pain level than is actually present.
You need the rest
Your body needs a solid night’s sleep to restore and regenerate, but if you’re too stressed it will be harder to drift off. Try these tips for about half an hour before bedtime:
-Stick with routines that help your mind wind down such as taking a warm bath or doing calming yoga poses right before turning in for the night. -Avoid caffeine and alcohol late at night because they keep many people up later than normal due to their stimulant properties!
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Get out there!
If you are able, try to move your body. When exercising the mind is more alert and stress can be dealt with effectively while also releasing endorphins- our bodies natural painkillers. Walking, running or yoga are all great ways to reduce stress levels in both the mental and physical sense of being present in one's own moment/body
People who have chronic pain should do what they can physically even if it prevents them from exercising entirely because when people exercise their minds stay sharp dealing with anxiety better which helps combat that stressful state due to long term illness as well as encouraging the release of our humanly built up drug called an "endorphin" (our chemical compound made naturally). Some common short intensive exercises like walking running or yoga each offer the stimulation to cause the release also.
Take it easy
Maybe you're the go-to person for everyone in your life who needs help. If that's true, it might cause stress and pain. Reflect on what is important to you; prioritize things that make you happy! Learning how to say no can decrease your stressful schedule by not allowing nonessentials into your life.
More grace and peace
There are a wide variety of ways you can reduce your stress and increase your peace quotient. Cut back on screen time, sit someplace quiet, control how often you breathe in or out, just be still for a bit to get that peaceful feeling going again.
The value in a massage
When we are stressed out, our bodies tense up and the pain becomes chronic. If you have this problem too, a massage can work wonders to relieve your stress! Relaxing those knots gives us an advantage when it comes to managing persistent pain or stress.
Lastly, check out the line of products that Body Align has to offer. We have products like the Sleep Patchfor better night rest, Body Relief Patch for reduced pain and inflammation and the Ultimate Wellness Band to help you with energy and exercise. All these to help you reduce body stress and improve your quality of life.
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