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Unraveling the Impact of Stress on Metabolic Health: Understanding the Interplay of Stress, Sitting, and Chronic Tension

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an unwelcome companion for many. From the pressures of meeting deadlines to the perpetual burden of financial responsibilities, our modern lives are inundated with chronic stressors that can significantly impact our overall well-being.  Stress, when chronic, not only affects our mental health but also takes a toll on our physical health, particularly on our metabolic health.


Woman sitting

Sitting causes stress to our muscles

One significant factor contributing to that we are more sedentary. Our inclination to sit for prolonged periods, whether at work or during leisure activities, has a more profound impact than we realize. Research has indicated that prolonged sitting can lead to various health concerns, including an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. However, it’s not merely the act of sitting that poses a threat; it’s the lack of movement for extended periods that can be detrimental to our metabolic health.


Sitting in a  continuous and fixed position poses a significant threat as the lack of movement and the strain on our bodies from maintaining a static posture can lead to chronic muscular tension. This tension, in turn, can affect our metabolic health, leading to issues such as impaired glucose metabolism and reduced insulin sensitivity.


Furthermore, the impact of external stressors on our bodies cannot be overlooked.  Stress , in its chronic form, not only affects our mental state but also has a direct influence on our physiological well-being. External stressors can manifest in various forms, such as financial worries, work-related pressures, or even the strain caused by constant exposure to digital screens. This chronic stress can disrupt our sleep patterns, impair our cognitive functions, and compromise our metabolic processes.


Cortisol, often termed the “stress hormone,” plays a pivotal role in our physiological responses. While cortisol is crucial for regulating various essential functions, its dysregulation can lead to a cascade of detrimental effects on our metabolic health. Understanding the delicate balance between cortisol and metabolic well-being is critical in navigating the complexities of our overall health.


Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) is a therapeutic approach that recognizes the intricate connection between emotional health and physical well-being. By addressing the emotional components that contribute to stress, NET  aims to facilitate the release of trapped emotions that manifest as physical symptoms. Through a combination of manual muscle testing and specific chiropractic adjustments, NET  helps individuals identify and resolve emotional stressors, allowing the body to bring stress hormones into a more balanced state. Through the identification and resolution of these emotional imbalances,  NET   aims to alleviate the underlying distress that often translates into physical symptoms such as muscular tension, pain, and discomfort. By addressing the root cause of the body’s physiological response to stress,  NET  facilitates emotional release and physical relaxation. This comprehensive approach not only reduces physical tension but also fosters a more balanced and harmonious state of being, promoting overall well-being and emotional resilience.


In conclusion, understanding the impact of stress on our metabolic health requires a holistic approach that addresses not only the psychological aspects of stress management but also the physiological consequences of prolonged sitting and chronic muscular tension. By acknowledging the significance of physical and emotional stress and its influence on our well-being, we can strive to create a harmonious balance that promotes a healthier metabolic state and a more sustainable lifestyle. It is only through a comprehensive understanding and proactive measures that we can effectively combat the adverse effects of stress on our bodies and pave the way for a healthier, more vibrant life.
Dr. Carla  is a certified NET Practitioner and can help you unravel the complexities of stress, metabolic health, and incorporating movement safely into your health routines. Book your New Patient Appointment today to experience the power of NET.

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