Stress and anxiety could be said to be a normal part of everyday life.
Anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”.....I don’t know about you guys but I experience that a time or two at least throughout my day.
In today’s world we experience anxiety on a regular it may seem, and the only way that a person can seemingly alleviate the situation if it becomes a more serious problem is to take some form a prescribed medicine from a doctor.
Well that is not entirely true…
According to some studies done by the AADA (Anxiety And Depression Association), regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting.
One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate symptoms for hours, and a regular schedule may significantly reduce them over time.
Exercise is a natural way of treating your anxiety.
We are well aware that are endorphins that get released during exercise in your brain.
These endorphins also are great for helping with anxiety or worrying.
What happens is they act as a sort of natural feel-good chemical that is produced by our brains, which in turn can help ease anxiety.
When exercising, if you are focused more on say the rhythm of your breathing, of the constant thud of your feet hitting the ground, not only do these promote more overall calmness, you will also notice your worries just seem to drift away to the back of your mind as well.
You will be able to interrupt the flow of worries running through your mind if you physically get moving.
Exercise also reduces immune system chemicals, which can worsen anxiety and depression as well if they are allowed to go unchecked.
Additionally, exercising increases the body’s temperature, which has been shown to have an overall calming sensation on a person’s mood.