Do I Have Anxiety? 9 Common Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

Everyone feels out of sorts sometimes.

You may feel stressed with work and family, or you might be tired out from a long night of taking care of a colicky baby. Many situations may cause you to feel nervous and even leave you jittery for days. Whatever the reason, stress and anxiety happen to everyone. Read more

The Best Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Breathing sustains life. It sends oxygen to your lungs and brain. It keeps the heart pumping. It’s essential to life. And, as a bonus for those living in today’s busy society, controlled and mindful breathing also helps you manage stress. Everyone who is subject to today’s busy and stressful way of life could benefit from learning breathing exercises for stress management.

By taking control of your breath, you can reset the stress response in your brain. Slow, deep breathing shifts the autonomic nervous system (which is in charge of the fight-or-flight response) back into rest mode and lowers blood pressure. For those who suffer from anxiety, deep breathing has been shown to provide relief by relaxing muscles. Read more

Types of Stress: Why You Need To Know The Difference Between These Three Types of Stress

Emotions can be confusing.

They can come all at once, or not at all. They can seem completely reasonable or completely out of place. In order to become better able to control our emotional responses, we must first understand where they are coming from. Most people think that stress is a singular type of reaction, when in fact there are many types of stress that can arise in response to different emotions and external stimuli.

In this article, we’ll be investigating the different kinds of stress and a common treatment plan for each. We will dismantle stress into its component parts and carefully define each one. Our hope is that if you are suffering from any of these types of stress, you can identify your symptoms and experience stress reduction in the future. Read more

18 Foods That Help You Sleep Better

Getting a good night’s rest is a desirable yet elusive event for many of us as we live our lives in this stressful world. According to the National Sleep Foundation, one in every three adults suffers from insomnia. Despite this statistic, sleep is often the first thing that gets the cut when time is short and stress is high.It seems almost impossible to get quality sleep when we’ve had over an eight-hour workday and taken care of home and family, plus squeezed in a gym session.

Good sleep starts with good sleep hygiene. With kids, parents often develop bedtime routines that successfully help the little ones to sleep. This might mean bedtime stories, dimming the lights, or tucking the kids into bed. Read more

Can Anxiety Kill You?

Your heart is racing, you feel like the room is closing in around you and you’re having a hard time breathing. You’re experiencing chest pain and tightness. You worry you might be having a heart attack and you head to the hospital. But after waiting there for several hours, healthcare providers tell you that it’s just anxiety, and that you should go home and get some rest. But do you still wonder: can anxiety kill you?

Many people with anxiety feel like they are dying when they have an anxiety attack. But anxiety cannot kill you. This article will talk about this common fear, why it happens, and what you can do about it in the future. Read more

Using Progressive Relaxation Techniques to Help You Relax

One of the most common ways stress manifests itself is through tension in your body – but progressive relaxation techniques may be the key to releasing this tension before it begins to affect you.

More than often, that tension stays with you long after the cause of your stress is gone. It can show up in numerous ways: a headache that won’t go away, tensed muscles, or a twitch that won’t stop.

Even when your mind may be ready to relax, you can feel still feel the residual tension in your shoulders, your back, your joints, your muscles, and elsewhere in your body. Read more

Why Are My Hands Always Cold? A Guide To Warming Up Cold Hands

“Cold hands, warm heart!” as they say. But even if it indicates a kind and loving personality, that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with constantly-frigid fingers and hands.

Having cold hands in cold weather is expected. However, even when indoors and otherwise warm, having cold hands is a common complaint coming from people of all walks of life.

But why do people get cold hands? Is this something to worry about? Or is it just a minor annoyance to be placated by cute idioms like “cold hands, warm heart!”? Read more

Panic Attack Help For Sufferers: How To Recognize and Manage a Panic Attack

Have you ever experienced a dramatic physical expression of anxiety? Symptoms might include trouble breathing, chest pain, racing heartbeat, and blurred vision. This is a panic attack. Read more

Types of Anxiety: How to Distinguish Everyday Nerves from Anxiety

These days, it feels like seemingly everyone has anxiety, or else some other kind of mental health problem. Evolving technology, increased connectivity and the ever-rising consumption of materials, media, and information have meant that the pressure to perform continues to rise.

These high-stress environments can manifest in many different ways in different people. When some people get very stressed, they might feel that they just need to buckle down and get their work done, while others might just need to take a short break, clear their head, or do some other activity that calms and rejuvenates them. But for some, daily stress and anxiety can manifest into something much larger, sometimes evolving into depression and social phobias. Read more

Why Do I Hold My Breath? 10 Reasons You May Be Waiting With Bated Breath

Breathing a funny thing. Most of the time, it’s completely unconscious. Even when you are knocked out, you can count on your body to continue breathing steadily. We can summon our authority and cause our bodies to stop breathing. Yet, in other situations, our body will assert its authority over us and cause our breath to completely stop. What’s the deal here? Have you ever asked yourself “why do I hold my breath”?

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