Anxiety is unavoidable in life, as it is your body’s natural response to stress. However, it’s no secret that we live in high-stress environments, and the data surrounding mental health is showing the effect that is having, as rates of anxiety continue to go up year after year.
But while anxiety itself is unavoidable, there are some lifestyle changes that you can make to help your mind and body reduce the levels of anxiety that you are faced with.
If you’re dealing with high levels of anxiety, you can implement these minor lifestyle changes now to help improve your mental health:
- Exercise – Many people stay active to improve or maintain their physical health, but exercise has a profound effect on mental health as well. Strong evidence was found that “regular activity positively impacts the pathophysiological processes of anxiety” according to a study by Frontiers in Psychiatry.
- Get Enough Sleep – Studies upon studies have proven the importance of rest on positive mental health. Our bodies need to be well rested, and our brains need that rest the most.