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From Audio: Anxiety and Me: How to Cope with this Shit Episode 1: What is GAD?

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Anxiety and Me: How to Cope with this Shit
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Listen to Olivia share her discuss various symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder .
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Listen to Olivia share her discuss various symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder .
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Now, how does it feel to have anxiety? This is a feeling of nervousness, irritability, being on edge, a sense of impending danger, Being panicked or feeling like you're in doom, your heart rate will actually increase and your breathing can increase. You can actually start hyperventilating, sweating and even trembling. You feel weak or tired, you have difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping and experience gastro gastro intestinal problems. Who gets God, God is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms of anxiety which discussed earlier. It affects six .8 million adults or 3.1% of the us population, Women are twice as likely to be affected and it comes on gradually and can increase across the life cycle. And though it is highest at childhood and middle age, anxiety can affect anyone. Why does this happen? Although the exact cause of anxiety is unknown, there is evidence that biological factors, family background and life experiences particularly stressful one, such as death, losing a job or a family member, play a role. And how do you manage anxiety? This is a big area of topic coping strategies that you should try when you're feeling anxious or stressed include taking a time out, practicing yoga, listening to music, trying to meditate or get a massage, learn relaxation tips and stepping back from the problem will really help clear your head. Making sure not to skip meals. Eating a well balanced diet and having snacks will also help decrease anxiety, limiting your alcohol and caffeine will help to decrease anxiety and also decrease panic attacks. Try to get enough sleep. This is so important when stressed your body needs additional sleep and rest. Try to get at least eight Hours a night or seven. This is a normal range exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your Health. Take deep breaths. four counts are Great Inhale for four, Hold for four and Exhale four. These are called breathing blocks Count to tend slowly repeat encountered. 20 if necessary. Do your best instead of aiming for perfection, which is not possible. People be proud of whatever you get close to except that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective. Is it really as bad as you think it is welcome humor and laughing? A good laugh goes a long way, maintain a positive attitude, Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This is thought replacing strategies, thought blockage and also known as trigger maintenance skills. Get involved with volunteer work. This is a great way to find an active life in your community and we'll give you a support network, giving you a break from everyday stress, learn your triggers is at work, family, school driving, going to the gym, write it down in the journal when you're feeling stressed or anxious and look for a pattern. Talk to someone, tell friends and family, you're feeling overwhelmed and let them know how you can help them or how they can help you talk to us, a psychiatrist, physician or therapist for professional help as well. Fitness tips. Fitness tips are fantastic for anxiety. I know that my anxiety really decreases when I perform exercise, especially powerlifting, squad, bench and dead lift for the biggest benefits of exercise. Try to include at least 2.5 hours of moderate intense physical activity each week, one and a quarter hour of a vigorous intensity activity Or a combination of the two. So for your moderate intensity you could do a brisk walk for a more vigorous intensity exercise. You could do swimming or jogging, Doing a combination Of the two is also great. You could do five Walks for 30 minutes five times a week. You could set small daily goals for yourself and make sure that you remember to walk, getting good walks in and a lot of scientific data behind this supports that it will decrease anxiety If you can do anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, Perfect. This way you can keep adding up those minutes until you get to Your final goal of a 30 minute walk. Find forms of exercise that are enjoyable. If you're not a walker, maybe you like hiking, go hiking if you like running, go running if you like to row row, if you like to lift weights, lift weights, whatever makes you happy people do that. It will decrease your anxiety. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits. I like power lifting, This can be an extrovert and introvert activity.
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