Skip to main content

How Does Worrying Constantly Affect Your Health

The other day my little girl was so worried that a boy in her kindergarten class brought a pink colored Barbie pouch to school. Her main cause of worry seemed to be how on earth do boys like pink? So you see, worries come in different hues, sizes and packages.

Scientists say that worry may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait. It may make people take no chances which result in a higher survival rate. Now if a person is constantly worried about something which hampers his day to day functions then it should be considered seriously. Health professionals call this as general anxiety disorder.

Those who suffer from this disorder worry about every day matter. They worry that something bad will happen to them. A study found that women are more likely to feel worried, nervous or anxious than men. A friend of mine was so worried about her 7th grade son that she will talk only about his studies to whoever she sees on this planet. She just rings you up and mourns about her son’s school performance which at most times is really bugging.

A research study says that worrying can be so intrusive and obsessive that it interferes with the person’s life and harms the health of their social relationships. Harvard scientists say that physical symptoms of general anxiety disorder include racing heart, dry mouth, upset stomach, muscle tension, sweating, trembling and irritability.

For persons suffering from this disorder help is on the way by a therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Now this therapy helps people to recognize when they are misinterpreting events, exaggerating simple things and making pessimistic assumptions. This therapy helps people to learn new ways to respond to situations that cause anxiety.

This chronic worrying habit can be broken and you can train your mind to stay calm and look at your life from a positive perspective. Perceptions can make a world of difference as to how we see things in life. Instead of worrying see whether you can solve the problem, if you can’t do anything about it just let it go. If you believe in a higher power then just whisper all your worries towards the heavens.

Well to end on a philosophical note, Corrie Ten Boom in his Clippings From My Notebook says “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

Take care,

Photo by Staurt Mills

Photo courtesy of


Popular posts from this blog

Facial Exercises - The Secret to a Youthful Face

Facial exercises are hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery. You can take years off your face by just doing some facial exercises. Yep and this fact has a strong scientific backing to it. 
Facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of aging says a recently published research study.
"Assuming the findings are confirmed in a larger study, individuals now have a low-cost, non-toxic way for looking younger or to augment other cosmetic or anti-aging treatments they may be seeking," says lead author Dr. Murad Alam, vice chair and professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine dermatologist.
When you perform facial exercises, they enlarge and strengthen your facial muscles making your face more toned and younger looking. ‘The exercises work the hypodermis or the lower layer of the skin, the dermis or the middle layer and the epidermis or the upper layer.

‘By working all the…

Amazing Health Benefits of Purslane (Luni- Bhaji)

Purslane is heavily loaded with nutrients and it is excellent for your health. Believe me, I did not know this truth. While I am shopping, I will pick all other greens and did not mind about this wonderful leafy vegetable.
Then the other day I read about Purslane in Authority Nutrition. I felt so bad that I have missed such a wealth of nutrients till now. But not anymore. So if you want to know more about this Purslane then read the entire post.
The North Indians called it Luni-bhaji. It seems that Gandhiji ate it and named it Luni. Though it had its origins in India. It is famous the world over. This leafy vegetable has a sour and salty taste.
Purslane has a wealth of nutrients waiting for you to consume them. It has the following nutrients. ØEPA ØVitamin A ØVitamin E ØVitamin B ØCalcium ØPotassium ØIron ØOmega 3 fatty acids ØVitamin C ØNiacin ØPyridoxine ØRiboflavin ØCarotenoids The other amazing facts about Purslane include ØThey are very low in calories ØRich in dietary fiber Ø

All You Need to Know About the Dangers of Talc for Your Baby

If you use talcum powder for your baby, then take a few minutes to read this article. Talcum powder is a mineral based product made up of elements like silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture pretty quickly and helps to cut down on friction. 
Mothers use it to keep their babies’ bottom dry and rash free. So far so good. But health experts warn you about the dangers of talc for your baby. 
The American Academy of Paediatrics advises that talcum powder can cause breathing trouble and severe lung damage for babies if your baby inhales the particles. Talc powders contain minute granules which can quickly pass through your babies’ airways.
If your baby inhales the tiny particles, it can lead to lung irritation and respiratory distress. Even asbestos free talcum powder can irritate and inflame your baby’s nasal airways.
The results can be more drastic if your baby is at high risk of respiratory illness. The high risk includes premature babies, babies who've had many respiratory …