Blog, Tips

Fighting the Anxiety Stigma

The internet is jammed pack with misinformation and actual info on panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. I’ve had anxiety for years (since I was 14) and it has never fully went away which it never will. Over time it will get better and with self love to understand and face this it will get better. Right now you know I am expecting and this has cause so much more to happen in my life which has increased my stress that makes anxiety pop up.. Then depression comes by and that day is just ruin.

A lot of people don’t understand mental health issues like Anxiety and depression but I want to focus on Anxiety right now. This can have you going crazy, feeling like your not worth anything but your not crazy and your worth everything.

First, take a look at the reality behind some common anxiety myths (you can also download this infographic here). You may have heard these:

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Tips to manage Stress

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Fitness Tricks to help fight Anxiety

For the greatest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two.

  • 5 X 30: Jog, walk, bike, or dance three to five times a week for 30 minutes.
  • Set small daily goals and aim for daily consistency rather than perfect workouts. It’s better to walk every day for 15-20 minutes than to wait until the weekend for a three-hour fitness marathon. Lots of scientific data suggests that frequency is most important.
  • Find forms of exercise that are fun or enjoyable. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits.
  • Distract yourself with a personal device to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, or music. Many people find it’s more fun to exercise while listening to something they enjoy.
  • Recruit an “exercise buddy.” It’s often easier to stick to your exercise routine when you have to stay committed to a friend, partner, or colleague.
  • Be patient when you start a new exercise program. Most sedentary people require about four to eight weeks to feel coordinated and sufficiently in shape so that exercise feels easier.