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Stop Holding Back

Feb 3, 2012 12:40:57 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Lifestyle and Behavior

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Stress is a common denominator in many of our lives. It can be one of the main factors in keeping one stuck in a rut or “held back” from leading a truly fulfilling life. Many people let stress suppress not only their enjoyment of life, but their creativity as well. If you suffer from a stress disorder in Rochester, then it is especially important that you find effective ways to alleviate stress daily. The good news is that there are many strategies one may employ to help make a breakthrough in their life.

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Releasing Stressors to Lose Weight

Jan 3, 2012 1:11:30 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Weight Loss

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Having a stress disorder in Rochester can make many different areas of your life incredibly difficult. Stress and unnecessary burdens can make it difficult to lose weight or even maintain weight loss, and can also affect other aspects of your health. Many people dealing with stress focus more on coping mechanisms and ways that they can deal with their stress and ignore the possible ways to relieve their stress and overcome their fears and anxieties. Here are a few tips to relieve stress so that you can begin living a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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Hot Flashes in Menopause

Dec 22, 2011 1:07:22 PM / by staff posted in Anti Aging, Anti-Aging Medicine, Behavioral Health, Healthy Living, Menopause

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Women experiencing menopause symptoms in Rochester are not alone. Most women going through menopause experience hot flashes. A hot flash occurs when a woman suddenly becomes flushed with heat, and is sometimes accompanied by redness and sweating. Sometimes hot flashes occur during sleep in the form of night sweats. Until menopause begins, there is no way to tell how long hot flashes will last or how often they will occur. It is different for each woman. For women with long-lasting hot flashes, they usually become less intense in time, but they can still take a physical and emotional toll.

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Eat Mindfully to Cope with Stress

Dec 9, 2011 1:03:28 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Healthy Living, Lifestyle and Behavior

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When faced with stressful or challenging situations, you may find yourself reaching for favorite comfort foods. Loaded with calories and fat, junk foods attempt to fulfill the emotional cravings that many of us feel during times of stress. After indulging in these foods, however, your stress level remains high and your physical body feels lethargic and bloated. Junk food cannot meet your desire for emotional relief, psychological satisfaction or physical pleasure. Programs that feature stress management in Rochester can provide you with a variety of mindful approaches for coping with stress.

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Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

Dec 2, 2011 1:00:48 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Healthy Living, Lifestyle and Behavior

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An anxiety attack can occur without warning at any time or any place. It causes a person to feel nauseous or breathless and perhaps confused or dizzy. An attack can make you feel embarrassed or out of control. It can be a scary experience and one that is of great concern to many people.

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Overcoming Stress and Weight Gain

Nov 17, 2011 2:22:51 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Weight Loss

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For many people, overeating or indulging in high-calorie "comfort foods" is a common response to stress. This can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity, and a lack of proper nutrition. In order to control this response, it is important to learn to manage stress and to identify the signs of stress eating.

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Management

Oct 28, 2011 10:32:28 AM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Lifestyle and Behavior

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For the Waterford individual seeking help with stress management, progressive muscle relaxation may be the right solution. When faced with anxiety or stress, the muscles in your body become tense. This sometimes leads to pain. Progressive muscle relaxation, a proven technique often used in psychotherapy, helps to relieve the muscle tension associated with stress and may even help you sleep.

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Tips for Managing Anxiety

Oct 20, 2011 3:24:47 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Lifestyle and Behavior

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Struggling with an anxiety disorder not only has negative effects on your mind, but your body as well. Most of us are used to anxiety-filled environments and find stress to be a daily occurrence, whether it's caused by a work overload, a sick child, an unpaid bill, or any other stressful situation you may encounter throughout your day. Although you may not be able to control your environment, you can take charge of your anxiety treatment to control how it affects you.

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PTSD and Anxiety May Cause Panic Attacks

Oct 14, 2011 3:12:28 PM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Lifestyle and Behavior

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We all encounter anxiety in everyday life, and often this anxiety can become overwhelming, and even lead to a panic attack. A panic attack is characterized by sudden, intense fear that causes physical symptoms such as chest pain, accelerated heartbeat, difficulty breathing, sweating, dizziness, chills, stomach pain, and nausea. In cases where a Troy patient has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another anxiety disorder, the panic attack is usually triggered by a reminder of the trauma that caused the disorder.

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Fitness for the Mind and Body

Sep 16, 2011 10:26:01 AM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Weight Loss

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Commitment to a change in lifestyle, complete with new healthy eating habits and routine exercise, is a vital part of any weight loss plan. This is especially important for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Surgery provides a physical change in the digestive system, helping to speed weight loss. The dedication and motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle requires emotional and mental changes. This can be accomplished with the help of stress management techniques that use mind-body fitness regimens. Talk with your weight loss program staff to help locate mind-body fitness classes in the Troy area.

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