What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress and for some it is a daily, debilitating occurrence. But you are not alone, a 2017 report released by the World Health Organization suggests that 1 in every 27 people on this planet suffer from some form of anxiety.
So how can you treat anxiety, naturally?
When our bodies are functioning normally, our brain is able to tell our body to release ‘feel-good’ hormones like serotonin to help relieve anxiety. For most of us though, the production of serotonin needs to be increased. There are many natural ways you can do that, including:
Exercise is a great way to burn off anxious energy as well as increase the levels of serotonin in your brain.
Serotonin is created with the help of essential amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan can not be created in the body so it must be consumed. Foods that are high in Tryptophan include salmon, poultry, eggs, spinach, and hemp seeds.
3. Meditation & yoga
By slowing down and taking a moment to understand where the anxiety is coming from can help you to work through it. Both meditation and yoga can help to give you the time and space to slow your thoughts and reduce your anxiety.
4. Hanging out with a furry friend
Pets are always there to offer unconditional love and support. Spending more time with your pet (or a friends!) can help to take your mind off your anxious thoughts. Because let’s be honest, how can you be anything but happy when surrounded by your favourite fur child!
5. Hemp extracts
For best results, try combining some (or all!) of these 5 natural ways to reduce anxiety.
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