Anxiety affects close to 40 million Americans and one in 13 people worldwide, yet we still don't seem to know how to effectively manage it.
People turn to a myriad of methods to cope with anxiety. Some take medication, while others might try exercise or a hot bath to blow off steam and relax. And then there are those who use less productive means like substance abuse or binge eating. These methods — even the healthy ones — might help alleviate many of the symptoms of anxiety, yet they do little to correct the actual root cause of the problem.
Holistic and natural health practitioners typically seek the root cause of an illness and work from there, rather than mask symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
Similarly, your yoga practice or nightly run might ground you, but they don’t address the underlying issue. Now, don’t hang up your jogging shoes or blow off your meditation practice just yet. How you cope with and discharge built up stress and anxiety is just as important as working to correct the problem at its core. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind,Body,Green.
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