Our body and stress
Stress is an inherent part of our everyday life, however, if this stressful state persists for a long time, our body will not only show us mental but also physical health problems after a while.
Our locomotor system is closely related to stress, that is, to our mental state.
Let's think back to our ancestors..
Originally, survival was at stake, that is, if we sensed danger, we had to try to react as quickly as possible in order to escape as soon as possible.
This "instinct" has remained to this day, for example, when we are scared or nervous, our muscles tense up.
Projected into our everyday life, this connection means that if stress persists for a long time, our body perceives danger, so our muscles are in constant tension, and this results in incorrect posture, which causes the majority of musculoskeletal problems.
The muscles of the neck and shoulders are most often affected.
Prolonged muscle tension can lead to muscle spasms, then muscle knots and trigger points, which can even cause chronic pain.
The pain can also radiate to the back and waist areas.
What is the solution?
In everyday life, reducing stress and changing your lifestyle are very important, as well as stretching and massaging the neck and shoulder areas every day, which can reduce pain and relax the muscles.