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5 Tips to Take Control of Your Anxiety

Healthy ways to treat anxiety

Anxiety can lead to many health problems. Identifying and understanding what those factors are can help you in the long run. According to Health Line and ADAA, 40 million adults suffer from anxiety, but only 36.9% receive some type of treatment.  No need to panic, there are plenty of things that you can do to relieve anxiety at work, at home, or elsewhere.  With these 5 tips, you will learn how to help reduce your anxiety levels.

  1. Take a deep breath and relax
    • Breathing exercises will help with hyperventilation which is often caused by anxiety
    • Communicate with your employer about your anxiety, this will allow them to be aware of what is going on and further educate them on your condition
  1. Eliminate soda
    • Caffeine is a stimulant, therefore with continued use will increase activity in your central nervous system causing you to be more jittery and anxious
    • Eliminating soda from your diet will not only save you calories but will also keep you at a healthy equilibrium
  1. De-clutter
    • Clutter can bombard your mind with excessive stimuli causing your senses to be in overdrive
    • Choose to place items in containers, drawers, or cabinets and throw away, donate, or sell items that are no longer needed
    • When at work you can organize your workspace to effectively find the tools and supplies you need throughout the day
  1. Vacation
    • Going on vacation can drastically reduce your anxiety by helping improve your sleep
    • The average American receives 14 days of vacation and 54% do not use all of their vacation days
  1. Exercise
    • Exercising has been linked to reducing anxiety levels by producing endorphins, which are associated to help the brain function
    • Studies show that exercising for at least 30 minutes a day will help prevent severe anxiety disorders

Anxiety can take a toll on the best of us, but controlling it is a lot simpler than you may think. With the tips listed above, you will be on your way to a healthier, reduced-anxiety lifestyle in no time.

At Nova Medical Centers we specialize in Occupational Health. From our outstanding services to our convenient electronic systems, we provide the best care for employees who need our help. Feel free to contact Nova Medical Centers with any questions or comments that you may have.


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