Most of us go through life unaware of the various reasons that cause the many ailments that plague us … take snoring for example; are you aware that you can actually become mentally or physically ill by just sleeping next to someone who snores? Ah … it could also happen to you if you are fond of missing breakfast! I bet you did not know this. This article will discuss 7 things that you might be unaware of that causes your depression, anxiety and panic attack …
1. Eating Large Sizes Of “Crap”
We no longer dish out correct portion sizes during meal time because we have become so used to the so-called super-sized meals that those take-away shops and fast food joints offer. It does not help that the restaurants also serve large helpings of pasta and the like too. You are not starving your family if you serve proper portions during meal. Re-learn it if you must.
2. Inadequate Community Time
We have become so busy in today's world that we no longer have time to leisurely spend with members of our community; we no longer engage in community group activities like; walking clubs, or book clubs, or playing a sport like street basketball or football (soccer). You must realize that not creating time for activities that allow you interact with members of your community is a surefire way of developing depression, anxiety and panic attack.
3. Depriving Yourself Of The Goodies
In one simple word; Do not! Yes, I know you are suppose to watch what you eat and all that, and you should, but get this; the occasional “pig-out” – be it a coffee binge or a steak binge is okay (in fact advised) – just do not overindulge or do this regularly, it is a once-in-a-while event. Food cravings are caused by food deprivation and you do not want to be craving anything.
4. Inadequate Intake Of Fruit & Fiber
As an adult you bought to eat like one – do not eat like a child! It will surprise you the number of adults who actually do not take fruits or fibers at all. You want to ensure that you indulge in meals that contain these like; oats, fish, beans, eggs and the like. Eating the above will prevent depression, anxiety and panic attack from affecting your life.
5. Sedentary Work
Exercise is swell for your body but even more importantly you need to engage in sedentary work – little bits and pieces of movement which we bought to engage in daily. These movements help keep up our metabolic rate. This is especially useful if you are like me who spends quite a lot of time in front of the PC.
6. Do not Believe Every Myth You Hear
Myths and legends are a part of human lore. You probably grow up on stories about heroes and so on. But you must make it a point of duty not to believe every myth you are told! What do I mean by “myths” in this context? Well, out there are many so-called “Doctors”, you know “MDs” – these guys spew out all sorts of crap from their mouths. I'll give you an example; A doctor told his patient that it was okay for him to accompany his meal with a huge glass of vegetable juice. Reason? Well, he said that there would be a zero calorie count since the drink went straight into the patient's bloodstream!
Or check out this one; Almonds contain what these Doctors call “negative calories”. The truth is this; there is no food anywhere in the world which contains “negative calories.” Morale of the story; do not believe the myths if you want to avoid depression, anxiety and panic attack.
7. Beware Of “Hidden Calories”
Do you really take the time to investigate what's in the food you eat? What is its composition, what is it made up of? I bet you do not – I may be wrong but most of us do not. Hidden calories are probably the worst culprits where depression, anxiety and panic attacks are concerned because not knowing the composition of what you ingest can cause you to experience these nasty conditions. Example; the so-called energy drinks that are suddenly so popularly mostly contain a high level of caffeine. Stay away from these and other foods that contain hidden calories if you aim to escape suffering depression, anxiety and panic attack.