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Hypochondriasis: Living in Fear of One's Body

Posted on January 2, 2024 by Richard Cyr
Hypochondriasis, also known as hypochondria or health anxiety, is not a new ailment.Folks have been worrying over fleeting pains and aches for centuries.The term hypochondria was coined by the ancient Greeks and literally means, "beneath the ribs." The Greeks believed the majority of the phantom symptoms comes from that section of the body.When met with a patient experiencing hypochondria, doctors are put in a hard position...

Stress & Exercise: How Do I Make It Work For Me?

Posted on March 1, 2021 by Richard Cyr
To begin with, vigorous exercise is in fact stressor itself.On a concrete level, exercise causes the small muscle fibres to really tear, and then grow back stronger as they cure.Not just relaxing for the muscles in question! Quite apart from that, one study demonstrated anxiety levels rise from the first 5-10 minutes of exercise as adrenaline - one of the main stress hormones - kicks in.So how is it that exercise reduces our stress and anxiety levels over time?The quick answer is that while exercise is a short-term stressor, lack of exercise is a long-term one...