Fitness Tips: Stay Healthy, Manage Stress

Fitness Tips: Stay Healthy, Manage Stress

For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two.

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Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress

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  • Find forms of exercise that are fun or enjoyable. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits.

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Set A Goal
  • Set small daily goals and aim for daily consistency rather than perfect workouts. It's better to walk every day for 15-20 minutes than to wait until the weekend for a three-hour fitness marathon. Lots of scientific data suggests that frequency is most important.

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Warm Up
  • 5 X 30: Jog, walk, bike, or dance three to five times a week for 30 minutes.

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Worry

Worry is the cognitive part of anxiety, with it's repetitive and obsessive thought patterns in our mind. Worry is sometimes essential for us to solve problems or take action, provided we are not stuck in a constant state of worry.

Ways to Handle Worry:

  • Allot some time a day, say 15 to 20 minutes, to worry about problems.
  • Be aware of your worrying, and push yourself into action.
  • Write your worries down, as it can calm obsessive thoughts.

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The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety

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  • It. Will. End.
  • When you fear uncertainty in separation, it may help to focus on the things you know for sure.

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10 Tips for Dealing With Separation Anxiety in Relationships

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How to improve concentration: 12 science based tips and more
  1. Train your brain. Playing certain types of games can help you get better at concentrating (sudoku, chess etc)
  2. Get your game on. Brain games may not be the only type of game that can help improve concentration
  3. Improve sleep
  4. Make time for exercise
  5. Spend time in nature
  6. Give meditation a try
  7. Take a break
  8. Listen to music.
  9. Try quitting on meat and animal products (evidence based)
  10. Drink caffeine- no problem if you wish to avoid it but studies do show caffeine can benefit your focus span
  11. Try supplemets for the following- b12, omega 3, folate, choline, vit k etc
  12. concentration workout such as doodling

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How to Improve Concentration: 12 Science-Backed Tips, and More

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