“Why are my Muscles so Tight?” Four Things to Consider:

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  • Stress
    Chronic stress keeps the body in fight or flight mode, disrupts the nervous system causing muscles and connective tissue to tighten. Finding ways to reduce stress is a must in maintaining health and vitality.
  • Caffeine
    I know, this one is tough but worth considering. Caffeine is a stimulant. Chemicals affect each and every person differently. If you suffer from chronic neck pain and stiffness, minimizing or cutting out caffeine may help.
  • Nutrition
    Nutrition is extremely important in muscle health and functioning. Ruling out food triggers and sensitivities is important in reducing inflammation.
  • Underlying Condition
    Chronically tense muscles can indicate a deeper issue. It’s important to rule out any underlying conditions.