Many of us today are under huge amounts of stress. With the decline of the economy, many find themselves dealing with financial stress. There are also those everyday stressors that come along with the normal hustle and bustle of life.
Stress-related doctor visits are on the rise.
There are several medical options for dealing with stress. While medications can be helpful, many individuals want to avoid taking them every day or dealing with possible side effects.
There are several natural remedies to consider when dealing with stress.
1. Eating a Healthy Diet
Eating right is not only good for your body physically, but it is also good for emotional health. When we eat better, we feel better. Some suggest a natural body cleanse or detox to jumpstart this process. Avoiding excessive fats, carbs and processed foods will help you feel more energetic and may give you the energy to try other natural techniques. However, before making any changes to your regular diet, discuss options with your physician.
Exercise releases endorphins – those “feel-good chemicals” that can improve your mood and leave you feeling good about yourself. It can help you cope with stress and ward off depression and anxiety. Studies also have shown that it can improve immune function, which is often compromised under high amounts of stress.