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3 Natural Ways to Beat Anxiety

Tackling anxiety can often seem like an uphill battle. You may be anxious about money, family troubles, illness, marital problems, looming deadlines at work, etc., and it can leave you feeling out of breath. It's never easy to overcome bouts of anxiety, and, oftentimes, we immediately turn to medication to help us out. While in some cases this method of treatment is completely necessary, some people may want to avoid that route, and explore natural remedies, instead. If your doctor (and you should always consult them first) thinks that this is a feasible option for you, here are a few natural remedies for anxiety: 

Green Tea

Green tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, which has been shown to have relaxing properties. Research has indicated that it can help to lower blood pressure and prevent spiking heart rates. One study showed that, in participants who ingested 200 milligrams of L-theanine, it was easier to relax and concentrate. However, it's pretty difficult to get that much simply from drinking green tea (you would have to drink somewhere between five and 20 cups). However, drinking three cups of green tea on a daily basis can potentially have similar calming effects. 


One of the best things that you can do for your stress levels is to exercise frequently. Regular physical activity can help you to combat stress levels and raise your levels of mood-boosting chemicals in your brain. Furthermore, according to Drew Ramsey, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, "If you exercise on a regular basis, you'll have more self-esteem and feel healthier. One of the major causes of anxiety is worrying about illness and health, and that dissipates when you are fit." You should aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity five days per week. 

Chiropractic Care

Another common cause of anxiety is a hormonal imbalance. Bringing hormonal balance back to the nervous system through regular chiropractic adjustments can potentially help to mitigate feelings of stress and anxiety in patients. If you are interested in seeing what chiropractic care can do for your anxiety levels, consider stopping into The Joint... The Chiropractic Place for a consultation. With their highly knowledgable staff, convenient walk-in hours, and unbelievably affordable prices, The Joint can potentially help you with all of your chiropractic needs.  


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