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Anxiety and Exercise By: Anthony Morolda

Anxiety and Exercise By: Anthony Morolda. What is Anxiety? A general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, or worrying Effects behavior

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  • Anxiety and Exercise By: Anthony Morolda
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  • What is Anxiety? A general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, or worrying Effects behavior and can cause unpleasant physical symptoms Mild anxiety- vague and unsettling Severe anxiety- extremely debilitating and can have a serious impact on a persons daily life
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  • Symptoms Emotional Restlessness Feelings of apprehension Tense Anticipating the worst Irritability Physical Sweating Heart Pounding Dizziness Headache Twitches Trouble breathing
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  • Causes of Anxiety Genetics Family History Biochemistry Common external factors Stress at school Stress at work Relationship stress Financial stress Stress from death of a loved one Side effect of medication Use of illicit drug
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  • Types of Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Most Common) Panic Disorder Phobic Disorders Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Post-traumatic stress Disorder Separation Anxiety Disorder
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  • Treatment for Anxiety Medication Antidepressants SSRIs Anti-Anxiety Drugs Beta Blockers Psychotherapy Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy- change thinking patterns that support fears, change reaction to anxiety-provoking situations
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  • Effects of Physical Activity on Anxiety Provide benefits that no medication or drug can manage Brisk walk 30 minutes 5 days a week significant health benefits Exercise can boost morale, enhance self esteem, self control, and self confidence Exercise can control the many stressors that lead to anxiety
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  • Konya Selcuk University Study The State Trait Anxiety Inventory was given to 311 students. First 60 students with high levels of anxiety split into two groups. The experimental group participated in 30 minutes of various physical activities for 6 weeks. The control group did not participate in any physical activity. Pre, Mid, and Post results were estimated the STAI. After the 6 weeks the test showed a significant decrease in anxiety for the experimental group while the control group remained the same.
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  • Questions What areas of wellness does exercise fall under? What are two types of Anxiety Disorders?
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  • Sources http://www.thesportjournal.org/article/effect-physical- exercise-anxiety http://www.thesportjournal.org/article/effect-physical- exercise-anxiety http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety- disorders/treatment-of-anxiety-disorders.shtml http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety- disorders/treatment-of-anxiety-disorders.shtml