Chest Tightness And You
The words ‘chest tightness’ is enough to make many people clench. Maybe you’re one of them. You’ve recently noticed chest tightness that comes and goes. When that’s not happening, you might be awakened by one arm or the other tingling.
These concerns are increasing your stress. Perhaps something similar has been happening to one of your colleagues. Even though they’re in great shape, they get short of breath when doing the least little thing. It makes you think.
You’ve heard some stories that make you get really worried. Then on the days, you feel great, you do pretty well at shaking off gloomy thoughts. Now you wonder if it’s time to get serious. Your plan is to be in the game of life as long as possible!
Causes Of Chest Tightness
Chances are you’ve read about all of the things that cause chest tension, from muscle strain or a sensitive esophagus, to reflux, an injured rib, or even anxiety.  
If you want to put ‘Mind over matter’ to good use, then changing your behavior to taking care of yourself more than pushing through the latest holdup in a workflow is going to enable you to stay more healthy,
When you think about it, that’s logical though it wasn’t on your list of things to be concerned about. Time to rethink all of this, including stress and anxiety. You really had no idea those could make muscles ache, blood pressure goes up, or one of several other somewhat concerning symptoms.
That’s especially true as you got a clean bill of health at your recent annual physical. Even then, it’s a good idea to check in with your physician, just to be sure.
Meanwhile, starting today, it’s time to take active steps to work on the stress and anxiety, it may be time to get a performance coach who specializes in working with those under stress and pressure like me.
Stress, Anxiety, And Chest Pain
Mind over matter idea means changing your behavior to taking care of yourself more than pushing through the latest holdup in a workflow.
Even on a limited scale, the stress response can sure affect your wellness.
• Anxiety causes chest tightness as it increases the rate of breathing while decreasing its depth.
• Then you can’t catch your breath and the harder you try, the more nerved up and panicky you become.
• This happens because your stress hormones are in over-drive. Adrenalin makes your heart race and cortisol contributes to weight gain and is made worse when you can’t get a good night’s sleep.
• If all that weren’t enough, your head pounds, and your stomach get tied in knots.
Time For A Shift In Your Internal Narrative
Now’s the time to catch up! I will guide you in using your brain’s intuitive powers for performance. First and foremost that means for your health! After all, everything you value hinges on that. With my guidance, you’ll learn:
• Early warning tools for recognizing that you’re becoming anxious
• Steps to take to short-circuit stress and anxiety in their tracks
• That taking time to focus on yourself is not as big a deal as you thought
• How stress hormone overload limits creativity while making your chest tight
• How to clear emotional triggers to increase your resilience
• That reducing tension and anxiety automatically increases your fun and happiness
• The importance of speaking up for what you need… and encouraging others to do the same
• When it’s really time to see your doctor
Next Steps For Less Anxiety
I am ready to support you to re-train your brain for your long-term health! Beginning right now you can start the process by completing this Discovery Survey.
It’s time to show anxiety to the door!
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Harvard Health Publishing (HHP). (2020). Understanding the stress response. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response
Railton, D. (2020). What could cause chest pain? Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321650#causes
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 Railton, 2020
 Adcox & Silver, 2020