Diet, Exercise and Herbs for Anxiety

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Dr. Purushothaman
September 24, 2013

So many people now a days are struggling with stress and anxiety disorders and things don't look like they are going to get any better. Here we are going to look into ways you can change so that you can not only cope with stress and anxiety, but over come it too. Here is a clue it is not just using herbs for anxiety.
Stress and anxiety can come from any part of our lives and hit us at any time in our lives, no one is immune to it. Weather it is in work or from financial worries we find our stress or through health issues, relationships or any other aspect of our lives, that just make us feel stress and anxiety and that we are not able to cope with anymore.

You can break down the causes in two ways. Those that are caused by physical forces, like debt or work that then impact upon us emotionally with stress and anxiety. Secondly, those that are directly emotional such as relationship problems, ill health or the tragic loss of a loved one. Of course you may find these in combination in circumstances like the break up of a relationship which also requires financial changes.

If you do not make some changes in your life style to help deal with the causes of your stress and anxiety, than using herbs for anxiety will only act as a temporary aid.

Lets look at some of the things you can do to help prevent your stress and anxiety ruling your life.

1. Make sure you have a healthy diet. When we talk about healthy diet we are not talking about weight loss although that may be a happy side effect. What you are concerned with here is a well balanced diet which includes a full range of vitamins and mineral. You want to avoid too much tea and coffee as well as alcohol. Try to cook fresh food rather than prepacked and processed foods and definitely avoid your local take away.

2. Make sure you get enough exercise. Excerise is one of those things that people shy away from, but it does not have to take over your life. By doing a few simple things you can become fitter and healthier. Try walking to the next floor before catching the lift, or using the stairs instead of the escalator. How about taking the children swimming and joining them in the pool. making love is another great way to burn off those calories as well as changing your brains chemical balance. I am sure you could come up with some clever ideas of your own to incorporate a little extra exercise into your daily routine. 3. Choosing medication or herbs for anxiety! If you are suffering from stress and anxiety for a long period of time, especially if it has reached the stage of being a disorder, it is always wise to seek the help of your medical practitioner. You may want to ask about alternatives such as St. John's wort or Valerian tea rather than going onto proscribed medication some of which can be addictive. Hopefully your doctor will support your efforts to overcome your stress and anxiety using more natural means.

4. Having the proper support around you. Do not under estimate the value to your recovery when it comes to having support around you to help you with your stress and anxiety. Including your medical practitioner and maybe a herbal anxiety specialist, your support team will be there for you when you are struggling to keep your recovery on track. Try choosing a wide range of personalities as you will need different things at different times. Those who love you will be glad to help and will not feel burdened if you spread your needs around.

So hopefully now you can see that when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety, you can not only benefit from using herbs for anxiety, but also controlling your diet, doing exercise and building a support team. All these combined should not only help you cope with or even overcome your current state of anxiety, but also help your prevent any major problems with stress and anxiety in the future.


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