Your nervous system plays a key role in your emotional wellbeing, cognitive function and mental health. Maintaining a balanced mental and emotional state is an important part of feeling good and will have an effect on the rest of your health.
Many of us will have experienced stress or anxiety at different times in our life and, in small amounts, this is quite normal. However, when either of these continues long term, your overall health can suffer.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to stress and anxiety, including: going through major life changes, having low self esteem, a stressful work environment, and unhealthy diet or lifestyle habits.
Some helpful hints to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety:
- Healthy eating – focusing on fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats (such as oily fish, nuts and seeds, avocado) and adequate water each day.
- Regular exercise – getting your heart rate up and your body moving improves circulation and will help to release tense muscles.
- Relaxation techniques – making regular time for something you find relaxing and enjoyable will help to let go of stress and worries e.g. massage, yoga, meditation, a warm bath, time spent in nature, etc.
You may also consider using natural medicines. Talk to your healthcare professional about Remotiv®, clinically proven to help with the symptoms of nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.