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Therapists Reveal Their Top Tricks for Dealing with Anxiety

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Deal with it in downward dog

Exercise has been scientifically proven as one of the best remedies for anxiety and depression, yet getting sweaty is often the last thing anxious people feel like doing. Even worse, sometimes just the thought of going to a gym full of people in spandex is enough to trigger an anxiety attack. Enter yoga: You can do it in the privacy of your own home and it’s gentle enough that most people can do it. “The endorphins that exercise helps to release are crucial for people with anxiety as they often have a small ‘window of tolerance,’ meaning stressors that seem small to others feel very big to them,” says Kelsey Torgerson, a licensed clinical social worker and anxiety and anger management specialist in St. Louis, adding that she personally does yoga four times a week. “Yoga increases that window of tolerance and builds stress management skills,” she says.

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