Maintain a Healthy Diet
"Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial to relieving stress," Dr. McDonald told POPSUGAR, noting that everything in the body is connected. Plus, "it can help counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure."
She recommends making meal prep part of your daily routine, focusing on healthy, whole foods. (You should drink plenty of water, and avoid skipping meals or overeating, too.) "Oranges, spinach, complex carbs, fatty fish, black tea, pistachios, and avocados are only a few of the foods that have a positive impact on stress levels," she said. Everyone's body is different, so if you're unsure what constitutes a "healthy" diet for you, talk with your primary care physician or meet with a dietitian.