Anxiety is something that many people deal with every single day, and it can be a crippling vice to your overall mental health. It is estimated that nearly 20% of the U.S. population is confronted with an anxiety disorder each year, and those numbers have continued to rise higher and higher as we’ve had to deal with the COVID pandemic for the last two-plus years.
Unfortunately, many people tend to respond to “this is just normal life” when it comes to their anxiety, and refuse to make changes to improve their mental health. Thankfully, though, there are a few small tweaks that you can make in your life right now that can help with anxiety and boost your overall mental health.
- Eat Better and Get Your Nutrients – Doctors are quick to write a prescription for anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications. Yet, the number of people reporting anxiety and depression is at an all-time high. Why is that? Because we’re not a very healthy population. People aren’t eating their fruits and vegetables, and almost one in three are deficient in at least one vitamin. By influencing the microbiome of the gut and controlling inflammation, nutrition can help regulate anxiety orders.
- In addition to eating healthy, we also recommend adding a micronutrient supplement to your regimen. Truehope EMPowerPlus Advanced contains 36 essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to help you live a more balanced life, and the supplement is backed by over 30 research studies. Using cutting-edge micronization technology, the ingredients in EMPowerPlus Advanced are reduced to a size your body can actually absorb and use, giving you the perfect blend for balanced and optimal nutrition.
- Stay Active – Exercise and just staying active in general can do wonders for your mental health and anxiety. In addition to helping you get the potentially anxiety-inducing situation off your mind, exercise will also help decrease muscle tension, which can add to the feeling of anxiousness. It’s no surprise that a recent study found that people who suffer from anxiety were also more likely to live a sedentary lifestyle.
- Get Enough Sleep – Sleep issues are very common among those who are dealing with extremely high levels of anxiety and overall mental health issues, but studies are also finding that lack of sleep can play a role in the development of these problems. It is recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every day, yet nearly one in three get less than six hours.
- Avoid Alcohol – When your mental health is at a low point, many people turn to alcohol as a way to mask their problems, but the fact of the matter is that the alcohol may be making it worse. A recent scientific review of 63 different studies found that anxiety and depression symptoms improved when alcohol intake was lowered. Alcohol can also disrupt your body’s natural ability to sleep, which we just talked about the importance of.
It’s time to take control of both your physical and mental health as we continue to navigate the uncertain times in our world. In addition to the suggestions listed above, consider adding Inositol to your daily regimen as well. Doses of 12–18 grams of Inositol per day have been shown to be effective in double-blind trials as an intervention for depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and can help you get a more restful sleep as well.