5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

June 2, 2020
By Sandee LaMotte

Life today is razor’s-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren’t measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our own to ease anxiety, depression and stress — all done naturally, no doctor’s note required.

If you had to choose just one thing to do to better your mental and physical health, choose to exercise on a regular basis.
Scientists believe exercise increases blood circulation to the brain, especially areas like the amygdala and hippocampus — which both have roles in controlling motivation, mood and response to stress. For one thing, it releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones.

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