Sunday, 14 October 2012
Exercise to Improve Your Mood
Of course part of exercising and treating anxiety and depression is eating well and taking vitamins, which is a big part of getting the most out of your daily exercising routine. So focus on working out to improve your mood, but don’t forget to take care of your body by eating the right foods in the process. With all of these elements combined it will help treat your symptoms and you should feel better over time.
How Exercise Specifically Helps – While you’re exercising your heart rate will increase, but it’s different than experiencing a faster heart rate due to anxiety because over time your heart will learn how to work efficiently and will use exercise to improve its function. Since anxiety is linked to an increased heart rate, exercise is fantastic. It will help calm your heart rate down and decrease your anxiety, making you feel better and able to breathe easier.
Short Intervals of Exercise – If you don’t have time to commit to an hour of exercise three to five times a week or even have a half an hour to spare, research shows that even short bursts of exercise will help too. Exercise up to ten to fifteen minutes a few times a day and this will improve your mood and fitness routine. When your exercising improves so will your outlook on life and in the process working out will help you better cope with whatever comes your way.
Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One who suffers from anxiety, but she enjoys exercising because it helps reduce it.