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Overcoming anxiety in the gym from being overweight?

Overcoming anxiety in the gym from being overweight?

Clothing: Wear bulky clothing at first for a while until you get comfortable.Plus remember people are at the gym for themselves and are not really thinking about the way you look. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I need some tips for overcoming anxiety?

I need some tips for overcoming anxiety?

Anxiety tips: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily >. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's overcoming anxiety like?

Can any doc tell me what's overcoming anxiety like?

Anxiety- how to cope: To address anxiety: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes you anxious. Anxiety and derealization should be checked out medically first. One thing that can be helpful is to use sensation to 'anchor' you. If you pay attention to your senses (direct representatives of 'reality'), it's harder to dissociate. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my anxiety when I'm on a flight are stressing out ?

How do I overcome my anxiety when I'm on a flight are stressing out ?

Relax & imagery: Flying can be stressful for many people but for some like you, it can be excessive. Luckily, there are strategies to decrease the amount of anxiety. Before you get on the plane take a couple of minutes to think about things or places that always make you happy. Concentrate on the details. Once on the plane, get comfortable in your seat, close your eyes, and go back to those thoughts and details. ...Read more

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I face enormous stress and anxiety when faced with big decisions. Is there anything to overcome this?

I face enormous stress and anxiety when faced with big decisions. Is there anything to overcome this?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can I get over my health anxiety? It's really bad and I always think I have some kind of cancer and school stress doesn't help. How do I overcome?

How can I get over my health anxiety? It's really bad and I always think I have some kind of cancer and school stress doesn't help. How do I overcome?

Psychotherapy: A good Health Psychologist can really help with this problem - you need to trust them and be willing to learn and it will be successful. Best wishes. Avoid medication unless they think it is really needed - that can start you on a long road and if you can do it without - you'll be better off. ...Read more

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How do I get over my health anxiety..Particularly heart anxiety?..My ekgs..Echo . Stress test came back normal along with my blood work..Help?!

How do I get over my health anxiety..Particularly heart anxiety?..My ekgs..Echo . Stress test came back normal along with my blood work..Help?!

Talk therapy: If you are having anxiety about your health, and you are healthy, it may help to speak to a professional therapist. This can be invaluable to help you feel better. ...Read more

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How do I get over heart anxiety? Constant worry about heart..Normal ekg.Echo.Stress test.Chest xray and blood work good..Need reassurance..Nervous?!

A delusion is: A belief that persists in spite of contrary evidence. We humans are very good at false perceptions, false interpretations, ; false conclusions. The most common error is to look only for confirming evidence. Look for evidence that could prove your belief is false. What other explanations are possible ; which are most likely? Talk to a mental health professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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When i read anything, i experience some kind stress in head? Not able to concentrate and continue to read longer. Y this happens and how to overcome?

When i read anything, i experience some kind stress in head? Not able to concentrate and continue to read longer. Y this happens and how to overcome?

Rule out Vision : Before looking for psych or neurological reasons, you need to rule out that there are no actual vision problems. Visual acuity issues can cause these symptoms. So can sensitivity to fluorescent lighting. If your eyesight is 20/20, try reading in natural light or incandescent. If the sx go away, use this as a guide for your reading activities. If not, an assessment by a neuropsychologist is in. ...Read more

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Is aromatherapy a proven way to overcome stress?

Is aromatherapy a proven way to overcome stress?

Yes - For Some: Many different strategies can be helpful for stress, and for some people various aromas produce relaxation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome emotional stress?

What is the best way to overcome emotional stress?

Manage stress: With e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling can help. ...Read more

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How do you overcome stress related weight gain especially when you workout everyday?

How do you overcome stress related weight gain especially when you workout everyday?

Eat less; work more: There is no easy cure for stress-associated binge eating, but this is an entity with which a health professional can assist you. In the meantime, eating fewer calories, making better food choices when snacking, and more exercise will mitigate weight gain. ...Read more

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How to overcome stress and to boost confidence?

How to overcome stress and to boost confidence?

Lifestyle...: It is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to accomplish your goals. Healthy eating, regular exercise( at least 4 times a week), mediation, reading they all help with stress and help you keep a good level of self confidence. ...Read more

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How can overcome the stress from marriage?

Life stress: Make realistic goals, rule of thumb yield and take. openly discuss the problem and make amicable solutions. these are little tips. ...Read more

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How i can overcome the stress and depression of my life ?! i need general ways

How i can overcome the stress and depression of my life ?! i need general ways

Try : 2 redirect ur attention 2 what is working for u. Example: asking ur question on this forum! just by doing it, u make a step 2 overcome the stress & depression of ur life. It may b a tiny step but 2 start something we have 2 begin 1 step @ a time. So, general ways r 2 continue 1 step at a time & 2 count 1 by 1 those mini improvements till it builds up. A set back? Just a bump on the way! got it? ...Read more

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I'm facing stress due to rejection from a girl.I'm unable to concentrate on studies and i less commitment on decisions i take.How to overcome it?

I'm facing stress due to rejection from a girl.I'm unable to concentrate on studies and i less commitment on decisions i take.How to overcome it?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to overcome nail biting? The urge increases when anxious and stressed out.

What is the most effective way to overcome nail biting? The urge increases when anxious and stressed out.

Many Tx options: It could be helpful to apply a non-poisonous substance on the nails that is noxious but safe such as cayenne peppers , etc. Other Tx options include bio-feedback or other psychological interventions ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more