Most living and breathing people feel anxious at some point. The time we spend dealing with the demands of career and family can cause even the most organised person to feel anxious. Hence, if you feel overwhelmed and these anxious feelings start to have an impact on your work, personal life, and your health, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. The good news is there is hope and there is help with anxiety. In fact, your Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach can aid in the treatment of anxiety by holding you accountable to your goals and developing a supportive exercise regime and nutrition plan.
What is affecting you?
Four common types of anxiety include:
Agoraphobia: fear of being in a place from which you can’t escape
Panic Disorder: triggers recurring intense panic attacks
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: constant worrying
Social Anxiety Disorder: inability to be the center of attention or talk to new people
Family and job stressors can trigger anxiety, and generally you work through it and things return to normal. It’s when the anxiety lingers that the situation could be more serious. An article in The Straight Times1, reported that the number of adults in Singapore being treated for an anxiety illness is on the rise. Alarmingly, the article also reported that nine out of 10 individuals suffering from an anxiety illness don’t get any treatment. Seeking no treatment and even managing anxiety on your own shouldn’t be your resolution because anxiety has a negative effect not only on you, but also your family and those close to you.
Physical symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Tunnel vision
- Nausea or diarrhoea
- Dry mouth
- Muscle tension
If you feel any combination of the symptoms above, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder, especially if the symptoms linger.
How can a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach help with anxiety?
The most important step is to get support. Research has proven that good social support has a positive effect on maintaining physical and psychological health2. A Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach is one option for helping you become happier and healthier.
At Levitise our Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches immediately become a part of your support team. They help by creating an exercise plan to relieve work stresses, improve mental clarity, and improve overall health. According to some medical studies, a regular exercise plan works as well as medication and can reduce symptoms of anxiety and the results are long lasting. Proper nutrition also plays an important role in managing anxiety. So, your Levitise Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaches will also help design a nutritional strategy to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety.
Health, Happiness and Longevity,
The Levitise Team
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