. . .Exercise & Nutrition For Less Anxiety & Better Self-Esteem. . .

Are you satisfied with you current Exercise & Nutrition routine?
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Yes - 27.3%
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Somewhat - 18.2%
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No - 54.5%

 
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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello HW Family!
 
We have had many posts pertaining to low self-esteem.  Many of us feel less than comfortable with the way we look and feel inside our bodies.  This is a big problem when it comes to combating our sometimes multiple anxiety issues and of course other health related events.  Now after the holidays, seasonal changes and personal battles, many are experiencing an ever spiraling decline in positive self image.  There is something else all of us can do to help ourselves in this area along with our CBT, Relaxation, Meditation, etc.  That is to make Exercise and Nutrition a priority in our everyday lives.  Below are a few links to view or please conduct your own research into this matter.
 
 
 
 
 
Now that you have discovered a little bit more about the many benefits of Exercise and Nutrition to help combat anxiety symptoms and build up a healthier self-esteem, let's work together to teach each other our different strategies of exercise and nutrition that encompass our lives and health problems.  Together we are strong enough to make more progress in our recovery by sharing information and helping each other to succeed. What works for one person may not be appropriate for another and this is why everyone should take a moment of their time to lay out their routine so maybe some of us can incorporate it into our Exercise and Nutrition plan. . .tailor made for our own unique situations.
 
This is just a sharing of personal viewpoints and ideas.  Don't ever make any changes in your Exercise and Nutrition regime without first speaking about it with your physician.  This is not only for the rules but because it is sound advice :)

Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
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TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried early last year to get an exercise regimen going for myself and lasted about 4 months. I kind of gradually dropped it but want to get going again. It did make me feel stronger. Unfortunately, I had also convinced myself that I needed to lose 10 pounds, which is why I think I lost motivation... I wasn't really eating properly, not too little, but not enough, either. Having Crohn's disease, even though mine is pretty mild, I realized that if I don't eat enough, I don't feel quite as good as I might. Getting back into some mild exercise would help, though, as is does give me a feeling of strength that helps a lot.
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Aries8
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to exercise. I need to work on my cardiovascular area. I'm out of shape as far as that goes. If only there were some fun exercises to do.
Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/9/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I find a nice walk and cleaning to be excellent exercise for me here at the house. I use my treadmill when it is nasty out and also do some light yoga a few times a week. I have to take it easy being disabled, but I get out there and get it done anyway and feel so much better. It makes my anxiety lesson with all the great endorphins and my muscles/bones hurt less too :) And since I have taken the time to eat healthy foods and work out my self esteem is so much better because I am doing something for me because I love myself enough to give my body the tools to work on healing itself!

Has anyone tried to see the difference in living a healthful lifestyle and not so healthy?

I have and would rather feel better than not. It is something that is easy to do and easy to control, so why not?
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
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Twistedmentality
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   Posted 1/10/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
i used to lift weights when i was younger and was very active up till 2001 when i broke my back (im ok now). i just recently started working out again and its been about 2 weeks and i show a little bit of improvement in the looks department and ive also gotten stronger as i keep track by writing down what i do. no only need to get the nutrition side down.

as for helping with the anxiety, i havent really thought of it in that way yet.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Motivation, motivation, motivation..............ADs not helping, I am weaning off Cymbalta and going to try to live without AD and see if the real me is still around somewhere.

I have set up a schedule to exercise 30 minutes at least 5 times per week to start with.

I have a dream..............for 2009.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Try it out Twisted and feel the release from so much stress :) You won't regret it!

And my sainted sis, you are a force within yourself and I see you taking care of business no matter what is thrown your way. You are an inspiration to us all that see the real you. . . The great person you are inside and out :)

I also have a dream for 2009. . . I'm not selfish like when I started my recovery to focus on myself. . . I want all of my dear family here to win themselves and will be here to help in any way that I'm capable of doing :)
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
 ~Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic Forum~
  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Not a professional.  Seek your physician's advice before making changes to your meds or lifestyle.
 


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Bump for many members that are worrying about exercise/health :)
 
Sam :)

Post Edited (Green Grove) : 1/29/2009 4:41:57 PM (GMT-7)


melodee
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

I need this kind of thread, so thank you for starting it! cool

I'm very careful with what I eat. I rarely eat processed foods, and I drink only 100% natural fruit or vegetable juice. I don't drink coffee. I rarely eat sweets. I put honey in my tea instead of sugar. I also try to take lots of Vitamin C when I'm stressed out.

I have to start doing more exercise, I am lazy in winter, I can't stand the cold. But that's an excuse. blush

 


Green Grove
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   Posted 1/30/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel lonely Melodee, I try to be healthy for the most part, but I have had a million excuses this winter to not exercise as well :)  I'm slowly getting back to my level I was at a few months ago, and quit doing it so sporadically :)  Yoga for my stretches, treadmill, then some push ups and toe touches, lol :)
 
Sam :)

percycat
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   Posted 1/30/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
All,

There's a free yoga class that starts in my community next week, and I'm looking forward to going. I got to go about a year ago, but then my work schedule started conflicting. This spring, the timing is much better, and I know I'll enjoy it.

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