Joy of Red Velvet has shared that she is diagnosed with somatic condition. Somatic symptoms are physical symptoms stemming from stress. The most common somatic symptoms are stomach aches, chest pain and headaches
This is what the multi-talented singer and actress does to manage the symptoms.
Joy takes pilates classes to strengthen and tone her abdomen, hips, lower back and gluts.
When she has to prepare for an event, Joy would go on a low calory diet. But most other days, she eats whatever she wants.
Managing stress and anxiety
She also spends time on reflection and allows herself to feel the feels
She said that during her early debut years, she was very insecure about her looks and her body. However, over time she has stopped trying to live up to everyone’s standards and hence stopped hating herself.
If you are suffering from symptoms that are similar to somatic condition please see a doctor
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