Holistic ways to manage anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses and affect millions of adults and children.

While highly treatable, it is estimated only 37% of persons diagnosed with anxiety seek treatment. It is not uncommon for someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression, or vice versa, and anxiety disorders can range from general anxiety disorder, to social anxiety and even obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Whether you have sought treatment or not, it is good to practice holistic, natural remedies daily in order to function. Here are some things you can do to help manage daily anxiety that you can do alongside traditional treatment or in the absence of.

Exercise – regular activity is not only good for your physical health, but also your emotional well-being. For some people, the endorphins generated from exercise help them to feel good all over.

Eliminate alcohol – known as a natural sedative, we see alcohol as a relaxing way to wind down after a long work week. However, once the buzz is over, anxiety often returns worse than it was before it left. Using alcohol to treat anxiety could lead to alcohol dependence.

To read the full article on our sister publication Cayman Health’s website, click here.

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