Posted tagged ‘anxiety’

Little Miracles Happen When You Turn It Over

August 3, 2013

I’ve had my share of highs and lows. I make right decisions and wrong decisions as I try, sometimes in vain, to get back up. But progress seems to occur out of the blue — with those little miracles that keep helping me feel positive about what the next day brings. I learn to look forward to those small steps that take me higher. (more…)

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Easy Exercises When You’re Stressed Out

July 1, 2013

Stress and anxiety often create tension, which can tense the muscles throughout your body. This compounds the irritability you already have and results in physical symptoms or ailments. The vicious cycle may cause ongoing anxiety. Some people suffer from anxiety disorders, mental health issues that exaggerate or emphasize everyday stress.

A certain amount of stress and anxiety can’t be avoided. Sometimes it helps you to overcome daily obstacles. However, when your anxiety starts to feel overwhelming, simple exercises can help relieve stress and return normal functioning. Just a few minutes a day with these exercises helps prevent the stress and anxiety that affect your daily activities. Set aside time for deep breathing, visualization or progressive muscle relaxation. I wrote about these and other easy exercises for Livestrong . . . read more.

Eat to Boost Your Mood and Beat the Blues

April 29, 2013

Feeling down, worried, confused or concerned about the future? There’s a solution. Let’s eat! That’s right. Eating certain foods actually relieves anxiety and depression. All of us have a lot to worry about. But why worry when you can just munch on fresh fruit, veggies, fish or even a healthy protein snack!

The more you worry, the more you contribute to the anxiety/depression cycle by robbing your body of vital nutrients. Don’t let the forces causing difficulties in your life get the best of you. Instead, treat yourself to your favorite foods, focusing on fresh, whole choices such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat meats or omega-3-rich fish.

You will find a regular habit of these selections not only protects you from the blues, but also boosts your moods. The best revenge is healthy living . . . Read more