Combating Stress and Anxiety Holistically

  • by Stephen Touhey
Combating Stress and Anxiety Holistically

Combating Stress and Anxiety Holistically

According to the NY Times, stress is inevitable in modern-day times. Countless studies demonstrate that stress and anxiety negatively affect your mind and body.  When you experience stress, your body creates adrenaline and cortisol. This causes an increased heart rate and quickened breathing which can lead to anxiety. Anxiety, in turn, can lead to more cortisol creating a snowball effect. However, you can combat these problems with holistic methods rather than using medications. In fact, introducing simple holistic routines can naturally boost your mood, lowering blood pressure and cortisol.

Here are a few holistic tips and tricks to calm your nervous system and center your thoughts.


Of course, exercise is a major mood booster. Whether your heart rate increases through cardio or yoga, taking the time to improve yourself by strengthening your body can do wonders for everyday stress. Healthline reported that living an inactive lifestyle may lead to increased stress, poor mood, and sleep disturbances. Raising your heart rate frequently changes your brain chemistry to create more space for anti-anxiety neurochemicals. Regular exercise has shown improvement in common mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Many people subconsciously tense their muscles and clench their jaws in response to anxiety. Medical News Today suggests lying in a comfortable position and methodically relaxing each muscle group.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Introducing healthy foods like salmon into your diet provides protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3-rich foods naturally reduce anxiety. On top of that, eating more eggs, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, and turmeric can ease everyday stress. Vitamin D, polyphenols, and flavonoids reduce neuroinflammation and improve blood flow. Eating consistently throughout the day, especially breakfast, reduces anxiety. Ensuring your body gets the right amount of nutrients and water is imperative. According to Amanda Carlson, RD, at Athlete’s Performance, studies have shown that being just half a liter dehydrated can increase your cortisol levels.

Laughter & Connection

Stress causes irritability which makes many feel like isolating themselves. However, this increases stress and anxiety because there is no natural pressure release. Connecting with others through social contact is a great stress reliever. It offers a distraction and provides support for you to express your feelings in a healthy environment. The Mayo Clinic says laughter is major in relieving stress. It eases your mental load and causes positive physical changes in your body. Laughter eases your stress response and creates endorphins that get you feeling happy. Reach out to friends and family, host a game night, or meet new people at a local event. The possibilities are endless!

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