Tag: stress and anxiety

Everyone feels stressed out from time to time. The leading causes of Americans? stress include finances, work, family responsibilities, and health issues. Constant stress can lead to worry or anxiety. In people with anxiety disorders, the worry is constant, and detrimental.

Anxiety symptoms include trouble relaxing, sleep issues, and difficulty concentrating. People with anxiety often report physical symptoms too, such as headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, sweating, and nausea.

A psychologist or psychiatrist can diagnose the condition by asking about anxiety symptoms. Taking an online anxiety test can also help you identify whether you have a problem. Anxiety tests include questions about symptoms such as excessive worry and inability to control that worry, fatigue, trouble concentrating, difficulty sleeping or eating, and problems with alcohol or drug use.

Social anxiety is a particular type of anxiety in which people fear social interactions because they worry others will judge them. About 15 million Americans have social anxiety disorder. The condition can interfere with normal relationships, work, and education. Social anxiety symptoms include sweating, blushing, shortness of breath, dizziness, fast heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, and trembling in social situations.

Another physical manifestation of stress and anxiety is a panic attack. A panic attack produces paralyzing fear that causes real, physical symptoms. Panic attack symptoms can include a pounding heartbeat (palpitations), sweating, shortness of breath, shaking, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and chills. Sometimes these symptoms resemble those of a heart attack.

Worry and anxiety can become so severe that a person is no longer able to go to work or function in his or her day-to-day life. This phenomenon is sometimes called a nervous breakdown. It?s not a real medical term, but rather a description of symptoms. The inability to function is serious, and it requires help from a mental health provider.

15 Mental Breakdown Symptoms: Are You on the Edge?

15 Mental Breakdown Symptoms: Are You on the Edge?

When people are suffering from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety, they often ask themselves, “Am I having a mental breakdown?” Intense, negative feelings and any number of mental breakdown symptoms can make you feel like you’re losing control.

The truth is that, for better or worse, most people

7. A Holistic Approach to Heart Health

It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of

Step Into Spring With These Walking Tips

Walking is one of the most enjoyable and healthful activities you can do. It’s good for both body and mind. As you walk, blood vessels in your arms and legs expand and fill with fresh
oxygen and nutrients, and your muscles reach out to your stored carbohydrates for fuel. Also, increasing

4. Building Positivity

In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.

In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.

3. Foundations of Positivity

As mentioned in Chapter 2, an estimated 40 percent of our ability to maintain happiness, well-being, and optimism is influenced by engaging in activities and training skills that promote happiness.

While we all possess differing levels of ability with regard to these activities and skills, we can get better at them.

1. Positivity and Its Benefits

Who doesn’t want to be happy? Being happy and having a sense of well-being are desirable in and of themselves, of course, but the field of positive psychology is showing us that there is more to it than that. The happiest, most positive people also tend to be among the

7 Natural Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment Options

7 Natural Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment Options

We all get antsy from time to time and feel the need to get up and move around. But for people who suffer from restless leg syndrome, these feelings aren’t just an occasional bother. The urge to move and the uncomfortable, even painful, sensations in the legs and other parts

8 Energy-Boosting Foods to Keep You Alert

8 Energy-Boosting Foods to Keep You Alert

Instead of reaching for a dangerous energy drink or soda, try one of the following eight energy-boosting foods.
Energy-Boosting Foods #1: Green Tea
Caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola, energy drinks) is a drug, a strong stimulant that actually generates a stress reaction in the body. Try going for three weeks without caffeine.

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise: Healthier Heart, Bones, Lungs, and More

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise: Healthier Heart, Bones, Lungs, and More

We don’t hear the term “aerobic exercise” bandied about as often as we once did, but make no mistake: This type of activity remains the key to a healthy heart. Let’s look at the benefits of aerobic exercise.

First, what exactly is aerobic exercise?

Aerobic exercise is continuous physical activity using large

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