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Hi, Due to anxiety problem, can your muscle be very tensed? My chest muscle and arm also my back muscle is very tensed..

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Dr. David Godot
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes

Muscle tension is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety.
Some things that can help this in the short-term are regular exercise, healthy diet, a daily meditation practice, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing slowly and softly (extend the out-breaths). Here's an article I wrote about the general approach to reducing anxiety: http://davidgodot.com/relaxation-stress-management/

In brief: Yes

Muscle tension is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety.
Some things that can help this in the short-term are regular exercise, healthy diet, a daily meditation practice, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing slowly and softly (extend the out-breaths). Here's an article I wrote about the general approach to reducing anxiety: http://davidgodot.com/relaxation-stress-management/
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