5 Natural ways to reduce stress

  1. Move Regular physical activity triggers the release of endorphins and other molecules which reduce stress. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week.

  2. Sleep Consistently get the recommended amount of sleep. Sleep is restorative to the body and brain and most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep.

  3. Get outside Natural light can boost mood, reduce anxiety and keep your circadian rhythm healthy thus promoting healthy sleep.

  4. Nurture healthy relationships Social connections and increased support can help you manage stress.

  5. Eat nutritious food Physical health is closely tied to mental health and a diet that emphasizes vegetables and whole foods will help keep your body and brain healthy.

If you continue to feel stress which keeps you from being fully present in your life, speak with your doctor about other treatment options.

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