Anxiety and Health

Health and Anxiety

Having anxiety can force us to focus more on ourselves and our health. The goal is to limit our anxiety as best as we can. In addition to talking with a psychiatrist and/or therapist as well as taking any needed medication, there are many steps we can take as far as health is concerned. We can start with a balanced diet. In addition to eating a balanced diet, it is important to eat regular small meals throughout the day. Also, staying hydrated is important. Not being in optimal health alone can trigger anxiety.
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Bipolar Disorder & Nutrition

This is one of my favorite subjects to talk about. Many of us with bipolar disorder can suffer weight gain from medication, bouts of depression or both. Until I got a reduction in medication, I was suffering from extreme food cravings. I literally could not stop eating fried food, chocolate and candy. I packed on thirty pounds in less than a year. It is possible to maintain a healthy weight and take medication. It does take some work and dedication.
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Anxiety & Self Care

Anxiety and Self Care
Taking excellent care of ourselves can be easier said than done. Having anxiety can make tasks feel more difficult. Especially if our anxiety has been building for hours, days or even weeks. It is imperative that we create a life full of self care. We must practice daily hygiene, practice hobbies, relax and get an adequate amount of sleep. Anxiety can feel endless and relentless. However, we can practice good self care, push through our day and thrive through our tasks. The first step is creating a daily routine. The second step is sticking to our routine. This will give us strength through our anxiety.
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Bipolar Disorder and Education

 

Education
Education is so important for someone with bipolar disorder. The more we know and understand, the better off we will be. Psychology is a science. Because of that, it is always changing. There will always be new information regarding bipolar disorder. There are now more medications than ever before. I know that many medications come with side effects such as weight gain, hair loss and tiredness. We are all unique and have a different genetic makeup. The medication that works for me may not work for a close family member. Our goal is to stabilize the chemicals in our brain.
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