Simple Ways to De-stress
and Support Thyroid Health
The effects of chronic oxidative stress may exacerbate thyroid-related disease and symptoms, which makes managing your stress even more important.1 Below are a few simple ways you can de-stress, relax and invite a sense of calm into your busy life.
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Sip Rosehip Tea
- Packs an immune boosting punch
- Significant anti-inflammatory properties 2
Drawing, Coloring & Journaling
- Relaxation and mental release
- Reported reduction of stress and anxiety from journaling 3
De-stress & Refresh Yoga Sequence
- Illustrated reduction of oxidative stress levels 4
- May aid in relieving back and neck tension 5
- Cat Cow Stretch or Marjariasana (pictured on left)
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Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC., partnered with Heather Procknal, NBC-HWC-CHC, to bring greater awareness to the importance of thyroid care and education. This handout is part of a paid sponsorship with Acella Pharmaceuticals and should not be construed as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor about individual medical situation.
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