Exercise for Anxiety

exercise for anxietyExercise is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get relief for anxiety. Exercise for anxiety is a great coping tool, and it’s so worth it! It’s available to everyone and you can get started today!

Benefits of exercise for anxiety:

  • Releases endorphins, these chemicals are out natural mood stabilizers- they even lift our spirits. You can’t be anxious when you’re in a great mood :)
  • Burns off stress chemicals like cortisol that make you feel anxious and depressed
  • Helps you sleep better and more soundly- you wake up more refreshed and less vulnerable to anxiety and panic attacks
  • Increases your energy levels during the day
  • With exercise, you get a great psychological sense of achievement- that you can make something happen. It boosts your confidence in a sense, and shows you that you can tackle just about anything- including that big bad bully anxiety!
  • Really helps with depression too.

The best exercises are cardiovascular (aerobic), where you raise your heartbeat and sweat it out.  A noncompetitive setting helps too, so you can work at your own pace.

Find something you really enjoy- biking, skating, weight lifting, jumping rope, brisk walking- and just start today for 5 minutes. You’ll be amazed at what putting forth a little effort can do. You can gradually work up to 20 or 30 minutes a day, 3 to 5 times a week.

Listen to some upbeat music to get you in a great mood while you’re exercising.

Get Started with Exercise for Anxiety

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Get started with exercise for anxiety today!

I wish you peace,

Jill G.

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6 Responses to Exercise for Anxiety

  1. Jarret says:

    Exercise is a great natural way to improve ones quality of mood! There’s a tremendous amount of research which substantiates its effectiveness for treating depressive symptoms, in particular. Great article!

  2. Oh so true! I know exercise isn’t fun for most people but it can much such a difference in how you feel and your outlook on life.

    I encourage women, even after having surgery to just get out and walk . Of course after surgery you’re limited to what you can do, but even walking is a start. Just do it and you’ll feel the benefits.

  3. Mike Ramsey says:

    @Jill: Do you think that meditation and yoga or even reiki could be effective solutions for anxiety?

    • JillG says:

      Hi Mike,

      I think you have to have a real tool box when it comes to beating anxiety. It is a beast. That said, I am a big proponent of meditation, yoga, or any other form of alternative/Eastern/ancient healing practices. I am currently doing yoga for anxiety a few times a week and while this won’t cure panic attacks per se, it is extremely helpful for lowering my overall anxiety level, it helps me sleep, etc. It is a great tool for anxiety and panic.

  4. Mike Ramsey says:

    HI Jill,
    Thanks for the reply and answer, my wife will love the posts you wrote here :).

  5. Mike Ramsey says:

    It’s good thing to know that exercising everyday can’t just only help us maintain our health, but also improve our way of living. I don’t have enough idea that taking time to exercise can help us eliminating our stress too. Despite of so many positive effect of exercise, I can’t still commit myself to do this regularly. I need to learn how to discipline myself though before its too late.

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