Category: Anxiety

How to cope with your anxiety

Author: Tammy Taylor, CPT, BHS An hour before you start your new workout class you begin to feel it. That uneasy feeling in the bottom of your stomach. That feeling that some would like to pleasantly refer to as “butterflies”, but actually feels more like a swarm of angry bees. You calmly try to utilize

How to Use Meditation for Anxiety

Author: Anna Pashkova, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-EP You’ve likely heard about meditation since it’s popularity has been rising in recent years, but did you know that you can use meditation for anxiety? Before we get into the details, let’s briefly explore what meditation is. Simply put, meditation is a mental practice that creates a mind-body

Here’s Why Yoga Helps With Anxiety, According to Experts

Yoga has a measurable impact on your mental health. According to a 2019 study from the Boston University School of Medicine, yoga sessions improve sleep quality and feelings of tranquility and positivity, while decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. And while the positive effects build up over time — so the more yoga you do,

Social Distancing Made My Anxiety and Depression Worse

Taking care of your mental health should always be a priority, but for me and I suspect many others, it’s been especially challenging during the coronavirus outbreak. As someone with anxiety and depression, I already struggle with day-to-day activities, but the loss of normalcy, increased social isolation, and seemingly endless amount of uncertainty has only

What Is Reentry Anxiety Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?

When the coronavirus stay-at-home orders began in March, most people’s lives changed in immeasurable ways. At the time, we were bombarded with (admittedly, very helpful) advice on how to cope with anxiety, should we experience it during this time of social distancing and sheltering in place. But with restrictions slowly starting to ease in many

Why I Keep My Fitness Routine Separate From Social Media

My social media behavior has been very uncharacteristic as of late — I’ve been sharing a glimpse of my at-home workout routine. Besides some pictures of a pool’s glassy surface or a boomerang of my shoes hitting the pavement, I don’t regularly document my own fitness journey in great detail on social media. To be
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