Wellness Leader Melissa Wood-Tepperberg’s 3 Tips for Regulating Your Nervous System

The MWH founder is always sharing her expertise on social media.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Workout and wellness leader Melissa Wood-Tepperberg regularly offers up health and fitness tips on social media, and when she does, we instantly start taking notes.

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie shared three ways to regulate your nervous system earlier this week on TikTok, which can easily be added to your routine and put to the test. The 40-year-old mom of two suggests the following: eat nourishing whole foods, move your body and surround yourself with nature.

Throughout the brief video clip, Wood-Tepperberg provided snippets of herself practicing exactly what she preaches. She showed off fresh lettuce, celery, kale and cabbage in her kitchen before the snippet cut to the certified yoga and Pilates instructor exercising on a yoga mat indoors. The MWH founder then proudly displayed her outdoor garden as she carried lettuce on a tray.

Earlier this spring, Wood-Tepperberg also revealed on Instagram that she’s been “learning to calm [her] nervous system from the inside out,” and it all starts with going deeper within. Read more about her practice here.

A rookie in this year’s SI Swimsuit Issue, the Move With Heart podcast host was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica, where she donned a number of nature-inspired looks.

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.