Tips to help you de-stress from the COVID-19 pandemic

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Utah (ABC4 News) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues many are stressed out, but the good news is fixing it may be a simple diet change away. Terri Mehlhoff, a nurse practitioner and clinic manager at Salt Lake Community College, joined Good Morning Utah to talk about five simple ways you can relieve stress in your life.

Related: How to maintain your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Those five steps include:

  1. Prioritizing sleep
  2. Eating real food
    • Nutrient rich vegetables and fruits
    • Avoid junk food
  3. Supporting your gut
    • Eat probiotic rich foods.
  4. Exercising
    • Helps improve brain function
    • Try to exercise 30 minutes a day outside
  5. Find ways that help you manage stress
    • Do a mindful activity
    • Build a social support structure
    • Do something you find fun
    • Volunteer in your community

To learn more about this and other programs, visit Salt Lake Community College’s website.

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