Exercise and Anxiety – How to Reduce Your Anxiety Levels Today
If you a sufferer of anxiety I don’t need to tell you how difficult it can feel to overcome this horrible beast. There are many things you can do today to begin to reduce and ease the symptoms on your road to becoming anxiety and panic attack free.
One of the most effective activities to reduce anxiety is exercise. Exercise is one of the best things you can do to help elevate the symptoms and improve your mindset and promote inner peace.
While we all know about the importance of exercise for physical fitness and health most people overlook the beneficial effect it can have on our minds and it’s psychological effects on our brain chemistry.
The reason that exercise is great for reducing anxiety is because it allows the release of so many great hormones and endorphins that can improve our state of being and mood. When we exercise our brain releases feel good chemicals such as endorphins, it is like our body telling us, please give me more of this!
Another reason that exercise is great for anxiety and reducing stress is because it takes your attention away from your stresses and concerns. During this time your focus is on exercise and achieving your goal rather than other issues and worries your mind has racing inside of it.
Transforming Body and Mind:
Exercise can transform your life in so many wonderful ways, aside from the fact that you will begin to physically look and feel better, your mind will also be there thanking you.
Exercise can become addictive, this is why so many people that work out do not consciously have to drag themselves to the gym or the park for a run. The first step is the hardest but once you begin exercises regularly you will quickly begin to feel mentally fresher and sharper.
You don’t need to become a gym junkie to feel the full benefits of what exercise can do for you mentally. Exercising for 30 minutes, 3-5 times a week can significantly improve your levels of anxiety and help melt of stress and concerns. Running or cycling is a great way that you can start right now if you do not want to join a gym.
Make sure you don’t start looking at your exercise sessions as chore, this can quickly see you stop as fast as you started. I can tell you that if you are unable to stick with it for a few sessions you will begin to see how the effects of exercise can improve your physical and mental well being.
Exercise is a great way of combating other mental conditions such as depression. There have been many studies indicating how it is one of the fastest and safety ways to help overcome it. Remember that there is no magic cure to help eliminate your anxiety and fear, you must do this yourself but activities such as exercise will put you in a better frame of mind to allow to tackle this beast.