Anxiety and Depression: Working it Out

Two of the common difficulties for veterans readjusting to civilian life are anxiety and depression. Sometimes the feelings come after a major life change like exiting the military or returning from war. Other times they are longer lasting symptoms that can accompany other problems and warrant a diagnosis of PTSD. Either way, anxiety and depression can be a heavy burden to carry.

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary offers a couple definitions for anxiety, one being:

“an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.”

 

Anxiety Sets In

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Five simple ways to be more active

 

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As I reflected on the last year I noticed many things that helped me train and many things that hindered me. What stuck out as the most efficient means of staying fit was building workouts into my existing environment. Since I spend a majority of time at work and home, why not add small and simple workouts throughout the day?

Making time to go to the gym after work can lead the mind to amazing feats of logic and rationalization for why you should just go home and watch TV. And if you are not a morning person, the idea of getting out of Continue reading

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