It is well know that exercise has great physical health benefits, but it also has wonderful mental health benefits as well. Easing anxiety by natural means is the preferred method for people who do not want to use medicines. If you suffer from the symptoms of anxiety, try these exercise tips below to help ease your suffering.
Some of the ways you can benefit from exercise is:
* increased blood flow to the brain
* release of "feel good" hormones
* ability to relax better
* better sleeping
* increased energy levels
* more focused
* increased sense of well being
* increased self-esteem
When starting any type of exercise, always speak to your doctor or health care provider to make sure you are physically healthy enough to begin. Make sure to choose an activity that you enjoy and vary the activities for variety. If you do not like tennis, it makes no sense to choose that as your activity because you will have no desire to stick with it. Also, start slowly and build up to increase the length of time and intensity. Twenty to thirty minutes per session and three to five times a week is considered ideal. If you are unable to start off at that pace, do not worry. Just do what you can and build up. .
Some types of exercise you may choose are:
* Aerobic walking, jogging, or running
* Anaerobic weight lifting
* Other yoga
Any type of physical activity that gets your body moving and your mind focused on something other than anxiety will benefit you tremendously. You can ease you symptoms with exercise and anxiety reduction will happen!
The above is not medical advice, so if you are suffering from anxiety, you should make an appointment as soon as possible with your doctor or a mental health care professional. There is help available for so you will not need to be suffering any longer. Get your life back on track.