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 Anxiety  Holistic-online.com

Common Sense Care

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Get plenty of rest and sleep. A refreshed body can deal better with the tensions and burdens of life. 

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Deep-breathing exercises help to oxygenate and relax the body.

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Daily exercise is one of the most potent treatment for anxiety symptoms. Exercise outdoors. Hiking, walking and swimming are the best antidotes for anxiety and tension. Participate in an active sports you enjoy.

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Avoid foods containing refined sugar or other simple carbohydrates. For a nutritional treatment plan to have maximum benefits, avoid simple sugars, carbonated soft drinks, tobacco, or alcohol. 

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Include in the diet apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, brown rice, dried fruits, dulse, figs, fish (especially salmon), garlic, green leafy vegetables, legumes, raw nuts and seeds, soy products, whole grains, and yogurt. These foods supply valuable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, which are depleted by stress.

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Try eating small, frequent meals rather than the traditional three meals a day.

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Magnesium supplements are useful, especially if you suffer from muscle spasms.

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Limit your intake of animal protein. Concentrate on meals high in complex carbohydrates and vegetable protein.

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Take relaxing warm baths before going to sleep.

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Massage with deep thumb pressure along both sides of the spine in an upward and outward motion.

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Dry skin-brushing provides an invigorating feeling and helps rid the body of toxins, which contribute to tenseness and anxious feelings. 

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Avoid alcohol, coffee and sugar or soft drinks that has caffeine.

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Avoid, as far as possible, the activities you find less relaxing.

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Be sure to get adequate rest.

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The genital cold-water rub is applied for general detoxification and helps relieve anxiety. Sit on a narrow board that is placed over a tub filled with 50 deg F (12 deg C) water, with feet in the water. Soak a cotton cloth in the water and gently rub over the genitals. Continue for ten minutes, then dry genital area well and rest for one hour in bed.

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Learn a relaxation technique and practice it.

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Simplify your life by making your schedule less hectic.

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Call a trusted friend or family member. Talking things over can diffuse anxiety.

See Also:

Common Sense Stress Management

Common Sense Techniques to Control Panic Attacks

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