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how to get fit when i have agoraphobia and anxiety?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Start at home: Part of the answer is to work with your doctor & a counselor on the anxiety/agoraphobia. But in the meantime you could start exercising at home. There are many exercise dvds on the market that you could use in the privacy of your home. Many don't require the purchase of expensive equipment, etc. And don't forget about the importance of healthy eating while working on getting fit. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 14, 2012
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Face Your Fears: You need to try your best to face your fears head on. Like the old saying- if you fall off a horse, get back on. Otherwise you could remain anxious and fearful. You might try the book: stop obsessing by edna foa. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 18, 2012
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Steps 4 Facing Fears: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage transtheoretical model of change (diclemente & prochaska). These include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. Consider figuring out and stating out loud what your specific fears are, and then where u are w/ respect 2 facing those fears. Great self-help tools on anxietybc.Org: http://bit.Ly/uqqkwy.
Answered on Apr 3, 2016

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