Life’s challenges can creep up on you, and over time, anxiety can get the best of you. But, there are things that you can do naturally to keep your worries at bay.
Exercising everyday is one solution if life gets depressing. This doesn’t mean that you must go to the gym every day, but moving your body in some capacity daily is important.
Walk your dog or mow the lawn. Get off the sofa and move your body.
Exercising is healthy for many reasons, but did you know that exercising can prevent worry, anxiety, and depression?
Exercise diverts your mind away from your stresses, and this can alleviate worry and depression.
Move Your Body
Exercising increases your oxygen levels and stimulates blood flow to your brain. Exercising outdoors connects you with nature’s beauty, and being in nature typically calms you down.
A little vitamin D from sunshine blended with a fresh breeze is most inspiring.
Studies have shown that jogging 30 minutes, 3 times a week, can be as effective as a psychotherapy session. If depression is creeping up on you, adopt a regular exercise routine.
If you can’t get to the gym:
- play a sport
Certain smells can relax you, too, and one of the best aromatherapies is clary sage. Put a drop of an essential oil on your jacket, sweat towel, or head band when you exercise so you can absorb a relaxing smell.
After adopting an exercise routine, alter your diet to enhance tension relief.
- avoid junk food and sugar
- avoid diet sweeteners
- increase fruits and veggies
- eat more protein
- take a multivitamin and trace mineral at least 5 times a week
Foods high in amino acids help relieve depression. These are typically foods high in tryptophan, such as:
- turkey and chicken
- cooked dried beans and peas
- Brewer’s yeast
- nuts and nut butter
- fermented soybeans
Don’t completely cut out all carbs if you are practicing a no-carb diet. Eat a small amount of carbs to help your body uptake amino acids more efficiently, such as a few potatoes, a little serving of pasta, or Jasmine rice.
Here’s to moving your body and keeping a big smile on your face.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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