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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on the Worried Well: Exploring the Roots of Health Anxiety
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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on the Worried Well: Exploring the Roots of Health Anxiety
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In this episode, we delve into the realm of the “worried well” phenomenon, exploring the underlying reasons behind the obsession with various health metrics and practices. We’ll unpack the allure of quantifiable data and the desire for immediate gratification, discussing how these factors contribute to the creation of health anxiety and compulsive behaviors in a rebroadcast of a conversation with Ben Bergeron.

Topics include:

  • The definition and characteristics of the “worried well” population.
  • The role of fear, control, and the pursuit of perfection in driving obsessive health behaviors.
  • The importance of recognizing when enough is enough and when further optimization becomes counterproductive.
  • The distinction between measurable metrics and overall well-being, and the potential pitfalls of over-reliance on data.
  • Practical strategies for maintaining a balanced and holistic approach to health, without falling into the trap of anxiety-inducing compulsions.

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