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Anxiety can come in many forms, and often, can feel like a serious problem is going to occur or is occuring. 

Anxiety is a response to stress, and it’s caused by our fight or flight response. Our bodies react as if there’s danger, and this can be caused by our own thoughts. We might-NOT have to directly think about something in order to stimulate our fight or flight, and our own subconscious could be a larger factor. Our doubts, fears, and worries are often the root cause of our anxiety.  Some people suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, (GAD) and certain conditions could trigger a panic attack. In order to understand your type of anxiety, it’s important to understand the type of stress in your life. Once you’ve identified the stress, and it becomes easier to manage your anxiety based on how you react to stress. 


Your doctor my prescribe an SSRI drug, which means selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs work by increasing the level of serotonin in the body. This may work for you, but it doesn’t help get to the root of the issue. Serotonin is the “feel good” hormone, and many times anxiety isn’t necessarily due to lower levels of serotonin. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor if you’re suffering from depression. Your doctor may advise to seek aid by speaking with a therapist, which data has shown to be more effective at treating anxiety. Before you can understand your anxiety, it’s important to change some lifestyle habits. 

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Research shows the lower BMI is associated with lower forms of stress and inflammation 


Eating a healthier diet can impact our hormones, and research shows a healthy diet can improve gut function and increase natural serotonin. 


Going outside and playing a sport, running, disc golf or whatever you’re interested in can drastically reduce anxiety and manage stress more effectively. 


Setting short term goals has been shown to decrease anxiety and stress in the body by challenging yourself. Whether is a matter of keeping your mind off from worrying by distraction, or by a healthy balance of the work/ reward mechanism in our brain. 

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Anxiety is a response to chronic stress, and by understanding your stress, fear, or worries, it’s important to seek the root cause. Often, this isn’t easy to do alone, so it’s recommended to speak to a therapist. It’s also important to introduce some changes in your lifestyle, and do things you love and enjoy. You should seek things that bring you energy and not drain you. 


Information provided is used as a learning tool, and should not be taken as advice. You should always consult with your primary physician before training or starting a new diet.