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lessstressbeyo   , 32

from West New York


Anxiety and stress

Stress can arise from many situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious. Stress is an inevitable part of life and in small quantities it can be motivating and help you to be more productive. But too much stress can undermine your health and leave you susceptible to infection, heart disease,

Persistent stress often generates anxiety and habitual feeling of uneasiness or fear that interferes with the way in which you live your life. Identifying stressors begins the process of getting rid of stress. When we are afraid, our bodies produce adrenaline so that we can either fight the threat or run away from it.


A row of people, all facing the same direction, dance a repeated sequence of steps in unison. There's no physical contact. Line dancing has grown from its country-and-western roots to accompany every kind of popular music style. If it's got a beat, you can line dance to it. It's a great way to have fun in a group without having to have a dance partner.

Line dancing is a great cardio workout, is easy on the joints, improves coordination and mobility, and is suitable for all ages.

 To release this tension, many stressed and anxious people resort to unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, or abuse of alcohol or drugs.

Why exercise helps

Exercise helps reduce stress and anxiety before they turn into depression or another serious, incapacitating illness. The feel-good endorphins produced by even one session of aerobic exercise can decrease tension, lift and stabilize your mood, and improve sleep. Stress and anxiety can make you feel helpless and
the mercy of external forces, but exercise is empowering. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and that boosts self- esteem.

Choose a form of exercise that suits you. Some people like to sweat out stress by running, while others like going to classes with an instructor because it's a relief to have someone else calling the shots for an hour. Yoga and tai chi are excellent ways of winding down.

Vigorous or gentle?

For physical stress symptoms, such as gastrointestinal problems, insomnia, sweating, and palpitations, or aggressive emotions, such as anger and attributing blame, try energetic forms of aerobic exercise. Play tennis, squash, volleyball, or soccer and any vigorous activity that rids your body of stress-causing adrenaline and other hormones.


For stress symptoms that are psychological rather than physical
anxious worrying, feelings of not being able to cope, intrusive thoughts that prevent you from concentrating it may be better to go for exercises that are calming and make you feel nurtured. Take a walk in the park or the countryside, practice yin or restorative yoga, or try dynamic meditations, such as tai chi, qigong, and kundalini yoga,trance dancing.