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The Importance of Eliminating Stress


Stress. The word has so much weight to it and meaning behind it, just saying it can actually cause it. If you talk to your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and even children and ask them about what causes them stress, they will all inevitably have an answer. Stress is a part of our day-to-day lives, regardless of our walks of life. It is an inevitable part of life and can be managed, but if left unchecked, stress can cause physical harm and hinder the healing process.

How King Street Rehab Aids in Stress Management

Many people who want to eliminate their stress have trouble finding a starting point or a method that works for more than a few moments. The trouble that you can run into stems from using non-relaxing activities to try to relax. For example, watching a movie might be fun but it isn’t naturally relaxing, it doesn’t free up your mind. The closer you can get to a meditative state, the more likely you will start to feel the stress roll off your shoulders.

At King Street Rehab, we provide our patrons with a wide variety of stress-relieving activities, including:

  • Gardening
  • Gentle yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and easy Zumba classes
  • Spa amenities
  • A beautiful garden, koi pond, and walking paths

What Happens If Stress Builds Up?

Stress is clearly a part of life but can obviously become dangerous if it is not handled appropriately. Many doctors agree that stress can negatively fuel numerous health conditions. Virtually no part of the body, not even the mind, is fully protected from the consequences of excessive amounts of stress.

Physical stress symptoms can be:

  • Fatigue
  • Frequent headaches
  • Stomach issues and indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Unexplained colds

Emotional stress symptoms can include:

  • Agitation
  • Impatience
  • Intentional isolation
  • Low self-esteem

Mental stress symptoms could include:

  • Quick, untraceable thoughts
  • Lack of focus
  • Making bad judgement calls
  • Pessimism

To be clear, having some stress should not be a serious concern. If anything, worrying about a slight amount of stress will simply add more stress. However, an overwhelming sense of stress that does not go away and seems to be unmanageable will, over time, cause physical harm to the body and hamper any attempts of healing.

Contact our Westchester County Rehab Center Today

If you are looking for a rehabilitation center that considers your stress levels as critical to the healing process and can help you take steps to improve management, please contact King Street Rehab. We can work with you to create a physical therapy regimen that helps calm your mind, body, and soul.

You can even schedule a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities if you would like to meet our team before making an appointment.

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