The fast pace of modern life means the vast majority of us are constantly bombarded with tasks and commitments.

More and more people are experiencing burnout, with many lacking the tools to tackle the issue.

Yet, lifestyle changes don't need to be dramatic to have an impact, with Catherine Quinn, president of The British Chiropractic Association, offering up some top tips for boosting general wellbeing.

Start small

We all know how important it is to incorporate movement into our day, yet many of us set unmanageable goals for exercise.

"When we don't achieve these goals, which are far-reaching to start with, this then impacts our motivation, making us less likely to create new positive habits for our wellbeing. It's great to set longer-term intentions but start small," she advised. "Over time, this will become almost an automatic habit and you can build it up from there - it's all about manageable bitesize chunks!"

Get up, get moving

Exercise and other physical activities have been proven to reduce stress.

"Try and move around every 20-30 minutes, whether at home or at work. If you don't want to or can't go full throttle with high endurance-based activities, look for smaller opportunities to exercise during the day," the expert noted. "Why not walk to the shop instead of getting the bus, or go out on your lunch break instead of eating at your desk? Another top tip is to always stand up when you take a phone call and use hands-free technology when you can."

Slow down

Why not a class that is a bit slower, like yoga, Tai chi, or Pilates as opposed to those fast, power-based exercises like interval training or running?

"Those can cause the further release of adrenaline and cortisol, making any lingering problems worse," said Catherine.

Breathe easy

Stress can aggravate or prolong pain, so if it is a problem, it's important to recognise it early and do something about it.

"You can't always avoid stress, but you can learn to reduce its effects with controlled breathing, muscle relaxation, and mental calming techniques," she continued.

Pamper time

After a long, busy day, try to find some time that's just for you - perhaps a relaxing bath.

"If you're having a long soak, make sure you have a regular stretch and move while in the tub. Many patients agree with me that a nice hot bath can ease off some of the daily muscle aches we all experience, so make sure you are set up for the ultimate unwind," shared Catherine.

A great night's sleep

It's all too easy to scroll through your phone from bed, and before you know it, an hour has gone. Try and protect the hour before you go to bed as your personal wind-down time.

"Avoid blue light tech - most phones have a night-time mode, which changes the screen light and stops notifications from coming through. Though it's important to be consistent and stick to similar timings each night, so you train your brain for your new routine," she added.

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