I observe those around me and I have always admired and begrudged the “Type B’s” of the world. They appear so carefree, actually enjoying their hobbies and don’t seem all consumed with the world going on around them. Is this true or is that just my high-strung impression? So where’s the balance?
The Type A and Type B are polarizing and of course everyone has some qualities of both. I use it as an example because there are dichotomies everywhere. Society promotes opposites, as a nation we want to be thin & healthy but over 60% of the population is obese/overweight, TV commercials are flooded with fast food & pharmaceutical advertisements, there is the beautiful and the ugly, the rich and the poor. So where so where do we live in this chaos?
In last couple of years, I have decided to actively work on managing my “Type A neurosis.” There’s meditation, journaling, personal development, regular chiropractic care, and exercise, which includes Ilovekickboxing.com. There is nothing better than being able to hit something which society views as acceptable. At times I find it difficult to take time for personal growth, mental clarity and for fun while starting and operating two separate businesses.
New research is finally catching up with what exercise and chiropractic advocates have known for years. Both are great for reducing stress, improving mood, reducing blood pressure and a myriad of other benefits. The cavitations or “snap, cackle, pop” that comes with a traditional manual adjustment releases the feel good hormones called endorphins and activates proprioceptors in joints (including the spine) which facilitates muscle relaxation. Exercise works similarly. We have all heard of a runner’s high (caused by endorphin release), which can occur with any sort of exercise. Not to mention picturing your irritations on a six foot heavy bag just waiting for you to pound them out.
Amidst deadlines, ringing phones, children, spouses and the laundry how do you keep your balance? What are three ways or three things you do to help relieve stress? I would love some comments!
Next time your stressed consider exercise and chiropractic care to help restore balance not only for your health but also for your life.