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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Exercise and Stress: Building Resilience Through Movement


In our ongoing series about stress and health, we've explored the three types of stress - physical, chemical, and emotional - and how they intertwine with our modern lifestyle. We've also discussed how chiropractic care can enhance your body's natural resilience and adaptability, and the crucial role of the nervous system, spine, and nutrition in health. Today, we're going to delve deeper into the role of exercise in health and how it can support your body's ability to manage stress.

Understanding Exercise and Stress

Exercise is a powerful stress management tool. It stimulates the production of endorphins, the body's natural mood lifters, and promotes a sense of well-being. Regular physical activity can also improve sleep, boost self-confidence, and enhance cognitive function.

However, it's important to note that not all exercise is created equal when it comes to stress management. Overly intense or prolonged exercise can actually contribute to physical stress, potentially leading to injury or burnout. The key is to find a balance and engage in regular, moderate-intensity exercise that you enjoy.

Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Chiropractic care can play a key role in supporting your exercise routine. By optimizing spinal health and nervous system function, chiropractic adjustments can enhance your body's performance and recovery. This can help you get the most out of your workouts, reduce the risk of injury, and support your overall health and well-being.

The Role of Supplements: Supporting Exercise Performance and Recovery

Proper nutrition, including the use of supplements, is also crucial in supporting exercise performance and recovery. Certain supplements, like protein powders and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), can support muscle growth and repair, while others, like magnesium, can support muscle relaxation and recovery.

To complement your chiropractic care, exercise routine, and nutrition, we recommend the supplement BCAA Powder with L-Glutamine from Designs for Health. This supplement is designed to support muscle recovery and promote optimal exercise performance.

Everyday Life and Exercise

Incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This can involve structured workouts, like going to the gym or attending a fitness class, but also everyday activities like walking, cycling, or even gardening. By taking a proactive approach to exercise, you can enhance your resilience and navigate the challenges of life more effectively.


Don't let stress hinder your body's natural ability to adapt. Schedule your chiropractic adjustment online today at and start your journey towards optimal health. Our team at Dopps Chiropractic is committed to supporting you in all aspects of health, including enhancing your body's natural resilience.

In our next blog post, we'll explore more about the role of mindfulness in health and how it can support your body's ability to manage stress. Stay tuned!

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