You see it on the tea aisle every time you’re picking up coffee (something you might want to stop doing if you’re feeling extra anxious these days). One cup of chamomile can instantly soothe and relax your body. If you’re not really into tea, don’t worry. Chamomile supplements are available over the counter and can help you calm down without sitting down with a cup of tea every day.
Try Green Tea or L-Theanine
There’s a reason Japanese Buddhist monks can meditate for hours and hours -- they drink green tea. The amino acid found in green tea, L-Theanine, can help you feel more relaxed, but also heighten your senses. This amino acid helps reduce blood pressure and lower your heart rate, which makes it easier to relax. If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation, take 200 milligrams of L-Theanine instead of drinking green tea -- because you’ll need at least five cups to get the same amount.
Get More Sleep
Lack of sleep can make a person overly anxious. When your mind and body aren’t well-rested, they aren’t equipped to deal with the stress of day-to-day activities. Aim for at least six to eight hours of sleep every night. If your stress is keeping you up, try a cup of chamomile right before bed to help you relax.
Exercise does the body a world of good. It can help thwart anxiety and depression better than any other natural remedy in the world. You’ll also get a higher self-esteem working out daily. In fact, most people who have anxiety do so because they’re worried about their health. Working out can eliminate that worry and reduce stress.
Have A Snack
Sometimes people are just cranky and stressed because they’re hungry. Low blood sugar can make your body have an anxiety attack. Eat a quick snack that will hold you off for a few minutes or hours, such as a piece of dark chocolate. Diet, of course, is key to reducing stress. A diet that is high in vitamins and minerals can reduce your stress levels too. If you are eating processed, fried foods, you’re not getting the nutrients your body needs to sustain and this makes you vulnerable to stress and depression.
The team at Natural Health Atlanta can help you thwart off stress using our natural remedies. Schedule your appointment today and let us see what we can do to help put your mind at ease. Our specialists will analyze your diet, look for food sensitivities, and create a regimen that is customized to you.