Anxiety is a common problem for many people of all ages. Dealing with the effects of a traumatic event or loss can trigger feelings of panic, worry, and fear, sometimes at a moment’s notice. Problems like this can lead to feelings of being alone and anti-social. It can also affect your physical health as the motivation to stay healthy can be affected greatly.
The good news is that there are ways to handle feelings of anxiety and anxiousness so you don’t have to feel like a prisoner to your own emotions.
1). Why we thought this was an important topic to shed light on especially to bring awareness to anxiety in seniors and the aging population.
2). Some of the things that can cause anxiety in older age groups don’t get much attention because of the false idea that older people are more relaxed and have less to worry about.
3). How regular low-impact exercises like walking can help with feelings of anxiety and the overall health benefits it can have not just for the body but the mind as well.
4). How regular entries in a journal can also help ease the feelings of anxiousness by helping you “download” stressful thoughts and feelings from your mind and onto paper to help manage your mental health.
5). The importance of staying hydrated on a regular basis and how it can help protect your mind and body from stressful thoughts that can seem to overwhelm you, especially when you are dehydrated.
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Originally published November 14, 2023