What Can I Do to Prevent Anxiety?

Q:
What can I do to prevent anxiety?

A:
Anxiety, as one of the most common forms of mental disease in the US, affects about 20% of adults. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent it.

Exercise is an effective stress-reliever. It relaxes you. You may try taking a walk after dinner or doing yoga. When you feel a lot of stress, make time for a vacation or anything that cheers you up. Another thing you can do is to keep a journal. Writing down your stress problems makes them easier to cope with. Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and avoiding fat, sugary, oily and processed food can also be helpful. You should also avoid caffeine, alcohol, durgs and tobacco. In a nutshell, try a healthy lifestyle.

 

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