We are always working and running around. We all live very busy lives that seem to be constantly in the fast lane. It begins in the morning, rushing breakfast, stuck in traffic, then working hard all day long. By the time you reach home, you’ve got bills to pay and kids screaming around the house. So, it’s not uncommon to feel stressed out! Your body gets put under extreme amounts of pressure and it all accumulates and negatively affects your mental and physical health.
What can we do to effectively manage our stressors?
5-minute-breaks may just be the answer.
Taking 5 minutes breaks every hour to de-stress and regenerate is a perfect and simple tool that can dramatically impact across all areas of your health (emotional, physical and mental).
Here are 4 ways to improve not only your mental but your physical health;
1: Stand up and stretch for 5 minutes
Most of us work a sedentary lifestyle. We sit all day and hardly move our body. Breaking up working periods with a quick stretch not only keeps your body fresh and healthy but your mind will also get an injection of energy and focus!
2: Go for a 5-minute Walk
5 minutes of walking around the office or workplace can improve your mental health significantly. Studies have shown breaking up periods of work with walking improves your mental and emotional health.
3: Have a 5-minute Meditation Session
Your mind is constantly filled up with thoughts about work, life, tasks and more. Taking 5 minutes to calm your nervous system and mind is extremely beneficial for optimal function. It may seem tricky at first but with consistency, you’ll wonder why you only started meditating now!
4: Call a friend
Calling a friend or loved one for a quick 5-minute call during long hours of work can take you away to a quick happy place. You’ll most likely forget about work and dive into a conversation that will empower you and your friend. You’ll also be building relationships at the same time.
If we stay in extended periods of stress and work, our bodies won’t be able to adapt and cope properly. This can lead to mental stress and even physical wear. We need to break up these long periods of work to make sure we are efficient and healthy for the next task ahead. 5-minute breaks are important in achieving this.
At the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre, we have over 36 years in dealing with such conditions that stress creates and the challenges that it brings.
All assessments and treatments are based on sound clinical practices and techniques and a positive client outcome is our main priority.
Book an appointment with our friendly chiropractor Dr Joe Donnoli today.