How to Curb Stress and Anxiety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Comments: 0 | April 14th, 2020

happy family playing in backyard

How are you and your family doing during the coronavirus pandemic? We hope that everyone is safe, healthy and well. While you are focusing on protecting your physical health, it’s important to think about protecting your mental health and well-being, as well.

We are all experiencing a new reality right now. We are home-bound and can’t go out to our favorite restaurant or hang out with friends. We can’t attend concerts or sporting events. Our children have to stay at home and continue their classes online, and all their sports and activities have been suspended. Birthday parties and graduations have been cancelled. Even getting groceries has become a challenge (especially when it comes to toilet paper).

This can cause unsettling feelings that can lead to increased stress, fear and anxiety. How will we survive? What will we do next? What does the future hold?

Now let’s turn the tables and think about what we can do during this time to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as make the most of difficult times.

How to Curb Stress and Anxiety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Woman lifting dumbbells in backyard.Get creative with exercise. Develop a backyard workout with free weights and a jump rope. If you need some ideas, many people are sharing their at-home workout routines on social media.

baked chicken breast with salad vegetables on plateEat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, good fats and lean meat. Avoid processed and sugar-laden foods. Your mind needs quality nourishment, as well as your body.

hand pressing remote control to turn off tvDon’t watch the news all day long. Turn off the TV or your personal device for a while.

woman-smiling-listening-music-on-headphones

Listen to relaxing music or calming sounds like rain or ocean waves from a sound machine.

Parents reading book to children on couch

Take time to appreciate the down-time and use it to relax, rest, and spend quality time with your loved ones.

Happy Family Playing Board Game At HomeMake the most of your stay-at-home time with your family and do fun bonding activities.

Happy Girl Playing with Golden Retriever Puppy on GrassGo in the backyard and play with your dog or sit on the patio and soak up some sun.

Happy Girl Holding Up Cell Phone Doing FaceTimePlan regular FaceTime sessions with your friends and family to stay connected, especially if you live by yourself or have friends or family that live alone.

Smiling Woman Reading Book Laying on CouchWatch a funny movie or read a good book to help get your mind focused on other things.

Woman Relaxing in Bath TubTake a hot bath with Epsom salts to relax.

Woman Sleeping Soundly in BedGet enough sound sleep and even go to bed a little earlier each night.

Smiling Woman Taking Vitamin with WaterTake supplements to help curb stress and anxiety such as magnesium, inositol, rhodiola, 5-HTP or ashwagandha.

Woman Meeting with DoctorIf you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, this can lead to increased feelings of anxiety. Do everything you can to support your adrenal glands, such as supplementing with bioidentical cortisol and taking vitamin C. If you have symptoms of hormone decline, replenish those hormones so that you can feel your best. Low thyroid function, low testosterone, and a decline and imbalance in progesterone and estrogen can also cause increased anxiety and depressed moods.

We Are Here for You

One of the best ways you can support your body during these stressful times it to make sure your hormones are at optimal levels. Take our Symptom Checker to find out if you could be suffering from hormone decline and imbalance.

If you need additional support to help get your stress levels in check, you don’t have to do it alone. At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, you will have the support system of our medical team ready and willing to help you along the way.  Contact our Wellness Coaches today at 281-698-8698. We are here for you.

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Written By: STEVEN F. HOTZE, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.

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