It’s important to be mindful of your mood and feelings on a daily basis in order to look after your health and well-being. Being healthy is as much a state of mind as it is about the foods we consume.
If you or someone you love are showing symptoms of anxiety, consider implementing a few simple lifestyle changes that can help!
Ideas to Help Overcome Anxiety
Lavender Essential Oil
According to doTERRA, a leader in the essential oil industry, lavender oil is a must have oil on hand for a variety of benefits, namely calming and tension relief. Simply add a few drops of Lavender oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime or add 2-4 drops into a diffuser with water to promote a good night sleep.
Tip: be sure you are using a certified therapeutic grade essential oil that has 100% of the appropriate sourced ingredients. Also consider adding it to a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, etc) before using topically if you have sensitive skin.
2. Vitamin D
Try getting at least 15minutes of natural sunlight per day. This is the best, most natural and easiest way to increase your vitamin D levels. This vitamin is known to decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Consult our blog Vitamin D – Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin for more information.
A warm, soothing bath always has a calming effect and the addition of Epsom Salts will add some extra benefits. The magnesium sulfate in the salts has been known to calm anxiety, lower blood pressure and soothe tension.
Tip! Consider adding your favorite calming essential oil (Lavender, Chamomile, etc) for even more calming effects!
4. Healthy Diet
The following foods are known to relieve tension, reduce stress and improve your overall mood.
- Blueberries & peaches
- Whole grains rich in magnesium
- Avocado, eggs, fortified dairy and fortified grain
- Oranges (Vitamin C)
- Eggs and Fish (Omega-3 fatty acids)
- Dark leafy greens (Magnesium)
Consult our blog about foods to stimulate brain health for more dietary tips and suggestions!
Extra Support or Health Services
Sometimes the added stress or anxiety can come from taking care of yourself or someone you love while balancing work and the rest of life’s needs. Home health care services can range from homemaking services to comprehensive care management.
If you or someone you love could benefit from home health care services, please visit our website at http://phhc.premierhomehealthcare.com/ or give us a call at 866-720-0124 to speak to one of our care coordinators.