Tag Archives: Stress Management

Anxiety can produce a wide range of distressing symptoms, including chest pains, breathlessness and tingling in the fingers. Many of these symptoms can be caused or made worse by your diet or the food you eat. Here are five ways your diet could be causing or making your symptoms worse.
Levels of sugar in the blood fluctuate naturally, but sudden changes in blood sugar can cause a range of symptoms, including anxiety, lightheadedness and headaches. Eating a diet high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed foods can cause blood sugar levels to spike and fall regularly, aggravating your anxiety and increasing the severity of symptoms. [Read more]

If you let it build to unmanageable levels, stress can dramatically hinder your attempts to lose weight. When stressed out, you will be more likely to give in to bad habits like emotional eating, or to skip workouts and healthy cooking as you grapple with your anxieties. But in addition to its role in weight maintenance, exercise is one of the most powerful stress relievers we have available to us. [Read more]

We all know how to breathe, but we usually don’t use the full potential of our lungs. We predominantly take shallow breaths that don’t fill the lower portion of the lungs with air, and therefore do not get the full amount of oxygen we need. Deep breathing corrects this issue by allowing the lungs to completely fill with oxygen as the diaphragm descends. [Read more]