Worrying yourself to…
Chronic worrying, fear, and anxiety are being linked through similar pathways to depression and Alzheimer’s disease in today’s article.
Parts of the brain involved in stress and worry normally balance in an on-off switching of the emotional (amygdala) and rational response (prefrontal cortex). In a state of chronic stress, the system doesn’t balance out, contributing to problems in immune, metabolic, cardiovascular and brain function. Interventions mentioned for consideration include exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness training. Evaluate your current state of worry, fear, and anxiety. Temporary is ok; chronic pleads for a health intervention.
This is a full “Wheel” deal. Are you rolling towards health or disease?
Care for Yourself today evaluate your stress/response condition.
Why don’t you take a moment and think about it, then take the next step to a healthier you.
Are you the chronic worrier, give yourself some “Caring” and look up a MBSR program in your area. Talk to your PCP (primary healthcare provider).
You are worth Caring about Yourself.
Check out a MBSR class in your area.
-also check out Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy
Indiana based Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapists (change zip code for your location)
There are other great resources