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  • Dr. Jill Kenney, Naturopathic Medicine, Fairfield

5 Ways to Relieve Stress

  1. Meditation/mindfulness/prayer: 1-15 minutes a day. Try an app: Headspace, Calm or Insight Timer

  2. Exercise: yoga, walk, run, pilates, weights. Exercise improves sleep, activates the parasympathetic nervous system.

  3. Diet: Consume foods that are nutrient rich in vitamins and Omega 3’s. High nutrient rich foods support the adrenals to make cortisol and supports brain function. Eliminate fried food, sugar, and alcohol. Spikes in blood sugar can create highs and lows in energy, increasing anxiety and fatigue.

  4. Adaptogenic Herbs: Balances and restores the adrenals which need support during stressful time.

  5. Spend time in nature and breathe! Screen time is linked to depression, anxiety, and ADHD.