The build-up of wanting everything to be perfect for Christmas can heighten anxiety and stress levels. Even during the jolly festive period, many can experience heightened stress levels trying to cope with financial or family issues from Christmas.
How does stress cause muscle tension?
One of the many known side effects of stress is increased muscle tension. This can subsequently have an impact on:
- Sleeping pattern
- Day to day activities
- Work and social life
An amalgamation of the above effects can all have a cyclical effect in adding to your stress levels which then increases the tension in your muscles.
How to ease muscle tension over Christmas
If you are struggling to maintain an exercise or self-care routine, booking yourself in for a spa or a remedial massage could be an alternative method of relieving tension in your muscles.
Being too busy to take care of our bodies leads to overall neglect, the effects of which are very real. Of course it is important for you to make sure the fridge is fully stocked, the Christmas cards are written and your work is completed before the Christmas deadline. However, giving yourself time to relax and exercise is just as important, especially during a period where more food and alcohol will be consumed.
It is evident that a regular exercise routine can be disrupted by festive activities. If you are struggling with muscular tension and could benefit from seeing a chiropractor, then feel free to consult Morley Chiropractic Clinic.
Conveniently located with easy access to Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford, we have a team of professional chiropractors and podiatrists who can see to any musculoskeletal ailments. Our phone number is 0113 2383693, or you can visit our Contact page to learn where to find us.