How a Positive Attitude Affects Your Health

If you’re already on the path to a fit and healthy lifestyle, you know the importance of proper nutrition. You know the effects that eating clean and whole foods can have on your appearance, energy levels, endurance and overall feeling of well-being. You do a good job of nurturing your body, but are you aware of the importance of nurturing your mind, too?

A positive attitude isn’t just critical to your mood, it’s essential to your overall health. Read more

Can Stress Make You Sick?

Stress is not just a mental concept; it also has a huge effect on your physical wellbeing.

In short doses, acute stress can help you become focused and give you an actual rush of adrenaline that energizes your body to get the work done. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to let go of stress once the initial panic is gone. Read more

Anxiety Attack Symptoms: 14 Physical and Mental Signs

If you suffer from anxiety, you may have also experienced an anxiety attack.

Commonly known as a panic attack, an anxiety attack is when feelings of dread or anxiety become extreme and a person experiences a physical reaction and intense fear. The physical symptoms are so strong that people believe they are having a heart attack or are dying, often causing them to seek help at an emergency room. Knowing what an anxiety attack looks like before it happens can help you recognize the attack, seek the proper treatment and equip you with the knowledge to prevent anxiety attacks in the future. Read more

Stress vs. Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

The world has become both more stressed out and anxious. There are seemingly endless tasks to complete and everyone experiences the pressure of short deadlines. Working long hours, keeping up with social obligations and constantly having bad news delivered through 24-hour networks makes is very hard to relax.

The words stress and anxiety are thrown around a lot, given our environment. But even though anxiety and stress are often experienced together, are these two emotions the same? Read more

How to Stop a Panic Attack in 6 Steps

During a panic attack, your entire body is on high alert. Your heart is pounding and you are breathing fast and shallow. Your thoughts are racing, and you can’t think straight. The physical symptoms of a panic attack are real and intense. A panic attack can truly throw off the rest of your day. It’s understandable that you’d want to learn how to stop a panic attack.

At the peak of a panic attack, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do. Don’t get discouraged. There are techniques you can leverage to reduce the severity of your panic attack, and even stop it altogether. Read more

How to Calm Anxiety

Anxiety can make life difficult. But the answer isn’t powering through your anxious feelings. There are several methods for how to calm anxiety, make it more manageable and improve your life. This article will describe some of those methods, giving you the tools you need to calm down the next time your anxiety feels out of control. 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

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

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