Day: September 19, 2019

7 Natural Remedies to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

7 Natural Remedies to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

By Healthy Life Foundation in Health Tips on 19 September 2019

  • Sleep – Sleep plays a huge role in repairing and regenerating our bodies. Mentally, sleep helps our brain function properly when it comes to memory, learning and problem solving. It also balances our hormones, which helps safe guard us against stress and depression.

 

  • PRACISE MINDFULLNESS-We often move so quickly throughout our day going from one task to the next without actually giving our mind and bodies time to relax and recover from what just happened and prepare for what is going to happen next. This often triggers a stress response. Therefore it is important to plan and be present in the daily tasks of your life.

 

  • EAT STRESS REDUCING FOODS– Studies have shown that an increased consumption of omega 3 fatty acids which are found in foods such as salmon and walnuts reduce anxiety. Foods high in Vitamin C , Complex carbohydrates and Magnesium can also help stabilize moods and reduce stress.

 

  • LAUGH OFTEN– Laughing decreases the levels of cortisol, which is the body’s main stress hormone. Laughter also releases endorphins which are the chemicals produced by the nervous system that help you cope with pain and stress. Look for ways to increase your laughter whether it be by socializing with friends or watching funny videos, increased laughter is proven to be a great stress reducer.

 

  • SOCILISE – New studies have shown that connecting with others not only increases levels of well-being, but it can also lift your mood and fight off depression. Regardless of how you go about interacting with others, whether it be having a coffee with a friend, spending time with your family or going to a museum, it should always be in a way that is enjoyable to you.

 

  • MOVE YOUR BODY– There is a ton of research that shows that even just 20minutes of exercise a day reduces stress and anxiety. Choose a physical activity that you enjoy and if possible, make it part of your daily routine. Not only does exercise fight off obesity and keep our bodies strong, it is also essential for our mental health.

 

  • LISTEN TO MUSIC –Music can have a profound effect on your mind. It can actually lower your stress and anxiety levels just by listening to it.Music connects with the automatic nervous system, which is where your feelings and emotions live. Studies have shown that by listening to music, it can help lower your stress response, soothe anxiety and encourage relaxation.