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Are There Any Good Stress Relief Exercises I Could Do
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
Stress Less: Ways to address stress. 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
Yes: Sexual activity and desire for it are one of natures basic mechanisms for survival of the species. Like eating, sleeping, activity. When one goes without these one gets hungry, sleepy, and in the case of sex deprivation may lead to frustration both physically and mentally, creating anxiety. Each of us has different levels of need. This is why masturbation is a relief mechanism. ...Read more
Music: Try some music that you find relaxing. ...Read more
Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more
What ways can I boost sex drive other than eating well, sleep, stress relief and exercise? Can being underweight affect it? I'm 5'4" 106 pounds.
Possibly: If you are amennorrheic (not having your regular monthly period) because of your low weight then it could certainly affect your libido.Nutrition and exercise are always keys to optimal health and self-esteem. If those are not your issues you might consider asking your doctor for a referral to a therapist who could address the sometimes complex issues involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have depression and a bad anxiety disorser. Im taking chinese stress relief but what else could help? I cut myself badly too..What else can I do besides therapy?
Depression: Anyone who has difficulty with cutting themselves should be seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist. Contact your dr. And see if you cannot get a referral. These usually go along with anxiety and depression but i think professional care is indicated. Cutting is always a warning sign and needs professional help. ...Read more
"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this ...Read more
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