Dealing with morning anxiety is never easy, even if you take some medication. I have to cope with my morning anxiety occasionally, but I’m not a fan of medication so I decided to do a research and found out a few ways to relieve my morning anxiety naturally. If you are anything like me, then I may help you. I’m strongly believe that the body heals itself, you simply need to give it a chance to do so. Follow these tips for reducing your morning anxiety and you will be able to wake up and say ‘What a beautiful morning today’ each morning.
Fluffy white bread could be as guilt-free as brown within a decade after scientists at a new government-backed research hub vowed to create more healthy wheat.
Sleeping in can make you more anxious, so try to get up earlier in the morning. Studies show that people who have a habit of sleeping more than 9 hours a night tend to suffer from anxiety, depression, obesity and many other health issues. However, lack of sleep can lead to many health issues as well, so make sure you sleep 7-8 hours each night. Develop a habit of going to bed earlier and getting up earlier in order to have time to have a breakfast and exercise in the morning. Plus, it’s good for your skin. People who go to bed earlier tend to have a clearer skin.
Currently white bread is so much worse because it contains a type of starch which is digested too quickly, leading to huge spikes in blood sugar which the body can only get rid of by storing it as fat.
Yes, yes, I know you are afraid of the word ‘exercise’ early in the morning, but did you know that it’s one of the most effective ways to relieve your morning anxiety, boost your mood and energy and improve your overall health? I’m not going to urge you to run or walk in the park early in the morning (especially now when it’s so cold outside!) But I suggest that you do a few simple exercises such as jumping rope, sit-ups or yoga. Give it a try once you wake up, you will be surprised how wonderful the morning is!
Over time such spikes can stop the body producing enough insulin to get rid of the blood sugar, leading to type 2 diabetes, and damage to blood cells. White bread also prevents the body feeling full, which leads to overeating.
I hope you know that you should never skip your breakfast, but you should also pay attention to your morning eating plan. It’s wise to opt for oatmeal, eggs, omelets, fruit smoothies or pancakes, but you should also incorporate more greens into your breakfast. Whether it’s a green smoothie, a green salad or some raw greens, eat it every morning to reduce your anxiety. Greens are fortified with chlorophyll and magnesium, which helps ease tension, relieve anxiety, improve your focus and boost your energy levels.
But researchers at new Quadram Institute in Norwich are planning to breed a new type of wheat which will be digested more slowly.
In order to eliminate morning anxiety from your life, reduce your caffeine intake. If you can’t imagine your morning without that joe, it can be hard to do it, but so rewarding. High caffeine intake increase your blood pressure and stress levels, not to mention it worsens your morning anxiety. Instead of coffee, you can enjoy some smoothies (I recommend a green smoothie) or a cup of green tea. Although green tea contains some caffeine, it’s much healthier than coffee.
Professor Richard Mithen, group leader of the Food and Chemistry Human Health group at the institute said: “Hopefully it would be as delicious and have the texture you wanted normal bread to be, there wouldn’t be any taste difference.
When you are dealing with morning anxiety, it’s crucial to keep your blood sugar under control. The thing is, when your blood sugar is too high or too low, it makes you feel tired, sluggish and sleepy. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, which can lead to anxiety, hyperactivity, and difficulty learning and concentrating. Limit your sugar intake or quit sugar once and for all. You will improve your overall health and your mornings will be bright and happy.
“But it will reduce this big increase in glucose after you eat, it would fill you up, it would say ok, you’ve had a sandwich for lunch that’s enough, you don’t need anything else.
If you don’t want to drink a smoothie or green tea in the morning, opt for plain water or lemon water. Dehydration is often the result of many diseases. It’s recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and the first glass should be drunk early in the morning. I recommend you to try lemon water. Not only will lemon water relieve your anxiety, but it will also speed up your metabolism, helping digest your breakfast better, boost your energy levels, improve your skin health and many more.