How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Shy Young Man
Socially Anxious Shy Teen
Social Anxiety affects millions of people throughout the world. It is important for anyone affected by this anxiety to try to overcome it so that it doesn´t rule their life. The first step to fighting it is to get a diagnosis. Here, we describe what it is like to have social anxiety and some steps people can take to overcome it…

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, up to 40 million American adults suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder each year. Social anxiety can have a crippling effect on your day-to-day life, as you fear engaging with others in social environments. This can have disastrous effects on your career and on almost every other aspect of your life, from social activities to doing your grocery shopping. Social anxiety can control your life to the extent that you are afraid to leave the house. For some it can be extremely debilitating.

Symptoms of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a phobia, and like any other phobia, it is driven by fear. Many people will have a slight fear of new social interactions; nobody wants to appear foolish or have others not like them. If you suffer from social anxiety, this fear will be much more intense than the average person’s, so much so, that you will do almost anything to avoid any social interaction. It can affect people physically, mentally and behaviourally. Physical signs of social anxiety can include profuse sweating and blushing. Your thoughts in social interactions will be focused on the other person. You will be sensitive to any signs of disapproval coming from them, and be prone to misinterpreting neutral behaviour as judging behaviours. Continue reading “How to Overcome Social Anxiety”

Tips for Quitting Smoking Permanently

Teen Smoking
A decades-long smoking habit begins with the obviously incorrect, initial assumption that a cigarette will add to the personality of the adolescent boy or girl, and that it helps one to deal with emotional pressure. There is limited evidence, however, that an adolescent standing there, with a lighted cigarette between fingers, truly relishes the direction in which s/he seems to be heading.

Teens are smart enough to know the dangers; what really matters is: do they have enough confidence to avoid starting with this activity?

Smoking and Health Concerns

Whatever anyone claims in support of smoking tobacco, almost no one questions that smoking is a menacing habit. It is cause of the development of numerous categories of health hazards. Physicians routinely caution their patients about smoking, and advise them to stop this bad habit immediately. Of course smoking is injurious to health. Patients already suffering from an imbalance in blood sugar or from hypertension or cardiac problem may be seriously threatening their lives unless they quit smoking. Everybody recognizes the medically established links between smoking and cancer fatalities.

Smoking and the Environment

Contribution of smokers to the pollution of the environment is worth-mentioning. Millions of smokers exhale chemical smoke all over the world, perhaps unwitting to the damage they have been doing to the atmosphere for years. The U.S. Surgeon General, the EPA, and the IARC have declared that smoking regular cigarettes can cause lung damage such as cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema not only to the smoker, but, through second hand smoke, to others around the smoker whom are exposed.

Smoking Cessation Initiatives

In any case, smoking must be stopped. Facts containing ruinous effect of smoking should reach to the smokers everyday. They must be informed of different case histories of the people who have had to suffer greatly for smoking.

All out efforts should be implemented in campaigns against smoking. Non-government organizations, environmental activists, and government resources must be employed to effectuate changes. Offline and online media must incessantly campaign against smoking. Governments should take stringent measures against the cigarette manufacturing companies under the supervision of United Nations Organization. Governments have the power to discourage their populations from smoking. Smokers can be financially inconvenienced [taxation] if they do not Continue reading “Tips for Quitting Smoking Permanently”

How to Lose Fat Stomach Quickly

Fat Belly Man
Excessive Belly Fat
When a person makes a personal commitment to lose weight, it is extremely common for that person to want to lose lots of belly fat. Belly fat is the most visible of fat stores in the human body, and it is usually the most notable feature of overweight individuals.

If you have been surfing the World Wide Web for a solution to your own belly fat, you have come to the right place. In today’s article, we are going to talk about some essential pointers from one of the world’s most successful weight loss programs – the 31 Day Fat Loss Cure.

The 31 Day Fat Loss Cure is an innovative, and all-natural, approach to weight loss that utilizes modern exercise regimens and an extremely sensible approach to dieting. Dieting in the context of the 31 Day Fat Loss Cure doesn’t feel like dieting, because people are actually encouraged to eat large quantities of healthy food!

Now that you know where these tips are coming from (the 31 Day Fat Loss Cure by Vic Magary), it’s time to get down to business! How can you lose tons of belly fat naturally? Here are some of Vic Magary’s best pieces of advice:

1. Belly fat is actually an indicator of the body’s overall health. The more belly fat you are storing, the worse off you are, or will be in the near future. So, it is important that you begin cutting down on belly fat as soon as possible.

Your number one comrade in cutting down belly fat is an improved metabolism. You can increase your metabolism so that it burns sugar, and fat, more efficiently, by cutting down on carbohydrate-laden foodstuffs and by exercising your whole body.

Bicep curls are nice, but you would have to curl your biceps dozens of times before you can get your heart rate up. You need full body exercises that really grab all those muscle groups around the body. Your whole body needs to move and burn those calories!

2. Many people are walking around dehydrated! Doesn’t that scare you? If you only drink water once or twice a day, because you are so busy with work, you may want to start carrying around a big water bottle, because two servings of pure water is simply not enough for the body.

In fact, if you are not getting enough water, your body tries to hoard it in your tissues. So, getting less water means you will have increased water weight. Increased water weight can make your belly, arms, and thighs look bigger!

3. See those great-tasting chocolates, soda pop, potato chips, and brownies? Don’t touch them. Practice moving your head from side to side whenever someone asks you if you would like to grab a muffin or a large serving of coffee with cream on top. These food items are the worst enemies of someone who is trying to lose belly fat! Unless you exercise regularly, all that sugar will end up on your most prominent spot: your stomach!