Stress Less With These Health Tips
Are you a person that suffers with Anxiety? Or a person that doesn’t handle stress easily. Well let me tell you Stress, anxiety, and depression are some of the leading causes of heart disease. Also having stress for a long time does no good to your body. As a person who suffered with anxiety I can tell you all the things that it can do to your body. Many people think Anxiety is all a mental thing, which it is, but people don’t know physically, what is can do to you. For younger people it can cause more acne, which can worsen self-confidence. In addition, having a lot of stress can cause a nervous stomach, which can lead to producing too much acid in your stomach. You can develop acid reflux. Although this is a more minor condition, it is a discomfort. Anxiety can also cause you to loss weight and lose your appetite. Last, but not least stress and anxiety can also cause muscle tension and Insomnia. In order to prevent these things from happening or if you’re already experiencing them, here are some ways to eliminate them.
The first help tip I’m going to advise is exercise. Exercise is a great way to create endorphins. Exercise is definitely not something easy. You have to be motivated and determined. When I tried to do yoga and exercise it was hard, because of the muscle tension I was experiencing. But exercising was supposed to help with this. At times I felt like giving up. But once my anxiety levels were lower I was able to consistently work out and get into a routine. Best of all it made me tired and I was able to sleep better. In addition, I found it improved memory and the whole reason I started was because my doctor said it helps with acid reflux. Working out gives you confidence, in addition to looking better you feel better. I continue to get compliments all the time, which pushes me to keep working out. I continue to add new workouts and make sure to workout all different areas of my body.
“When stress affects the brain, with its many nerve connections, the rest of the body feels the impact as well. So it stands to reason that if your body feels better, so does your mind. Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.” ( ADAA)
Another health tip in order to reduce anxiety and stress that many might not turn to is music. Music functions as an escape. It is very therapeutic. “Music is widely used to enhance well-being, reduce stress, and distract patients from unpleasant symptoms. Although there are wide variations in individual preferences, music appears to exert direct physiologic effects through the autonomic nervous system.” (Kemper,282)
Social media as well as music helps with stress in my opinion. The way in which, I find social media as a stress reliever is, for example watching TV. Television has a way of distracting you of bothersome thoughts. This is a form of rumination, which has known to be very effective. It keeps your mind off complicated matters and allows you to focus on something else. Even things such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are helpful. People can say what they want about these mediums of social media, but I have noticed they have a way of entertaining us in many ways. It can be as simple as posting a comic picture or being able to chat online with friends. It is a great downtime and even good when you’re taking breaks between studying. It is not to say that it should be done instead of exercising or enjoying a gorgeous day outside, but I find it’s not just browsing on the web. Social media is far from a waste of time. It encourages reading. On twitter and Facebook many pages and tweets have links to fascinating articles
Kemper, Kathi., and Suzanne C. Danhauer. “Music As Therapy.” Southern Medical Journal 98.3 (2005): 282-87. Web.
“Physical Activity Reduces Stress.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 June 2016.