Feeling stressed, anxious, or down? You’re not alone. In the U.S., 17 percent of the population experiences some form of mental illness each year. And with the pressures of life as an adult, many of us are more vulnerable to stress and anxiety than ever. Coping with poor mental health can be hard. But by following these helpful tips, you can take charge and manage your stress and anxiety. Here’s how.
Stress and anxiety can lead to a decreased appetite, so it’s recommended to try and keep your blood sugar as stable as possible by eating regular, balanced meals throughout the day. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to forgo treats; it just means making sure you have an appropriate snack in-between meals.
There are a lot of benefits to eating a healthy diet, including a better mood, better sleep, and lower risk of developing chronic diseases.
Get some Fresh Air
Take a walk, go for a brisk walk, or go for a walk-in-the-park. This can be a great way to clear your mind, relax, and de-stress. It can also be a great way to connect with nature and reflect on your life.