Your Personal Best: Stress Management
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
The holiday season is meant to be enjoyed, but it also brings on stress, anxiety and depression for some.
The American Psychological Association recommends following wellness principles, which consist of nutrition and stress management.
It’s important to get 10 to 30 minutes of physical activity per day to increase energy, stamina and regulate stress hormones.
“B Complex and Vitamin C also regulate those stress hormones and they are found in fruits, vegetables, lean sources of protein and good fats like olive oil,” said Dr. Milady Milady.
She also said coping techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing also help to relax the body and mind.
Murphy said even though these strategies are very helpful, if the stress in your life becomes too overwhelming, it’s important to consult with your physician immediately to get the proper medical attention.