Everyone of us at one time or another have faced worries and anxiety in many areas of our lives and this is because as responsible being we are made to analyze and to either avoid of solve these anticipated threats. Some of us can easily get over anxious thoughts yet there are those who have a chronic condition of anxiety that certainly needs looking at. Excessive anxiety immobilizes the person to think straight and tends to burn most of its energy to lethargy thus inducing exhaustion or unhealthy stress. People who have this condition can somehow still manage to do their daily routine but it becomes a heavy task to do so compared to someone who has no such condition. There are also moments when the person’s breathing becomes fast and heavy.
Anxiety is said to be best cured by doing physical activities and it can also help liven up the mood of a person. Anxiety and depression symptoms are eased up with physical activity and makes a person really feel good inside. However, it takes efforts on the person who is suffering from anxiety to do these physical activities because this is the last thing that an anxious person would ever want to do.
It does not have to be some specialized exercises to cure anxiety on the spot, but regular exercise will be a better remedy for it.
When one does exercising on a regular basis until it forms a habit, one will gain many psychological and emotional benefits from it.
This includes gaining self-confidence because meeting exercise goals or challenges that is either big or small can incrementally boost the person’s self-confidence. One other benefit of regular exercise is to prevent the person from dwelling on thoughts that can cause the anxiety to begin since there is a need to focus the attention on the physical task that one is doing.
While others also ridiculously try those – supposedly anti-depressant means by drinking alcohol or taking drugs to make them feel better, there is no bodily effort or pursuit to take their mind out from those depressing thoughts. Taking alcohol or drugs can worsen the situation since it will still allow the person to dwell on the things that make him anxious exhaustively.
Physical activity to combat depression does not only mean rigid workouts although regular exercise is good enough. In fact, some research shows that ‘physical activity’ such as regular walking or one that does not involve a formal program – may largely improve a person’s mood. We are saying here that there are other forms of physical activity other than exercising. Physical activity can curb anxiety but it will depend on the person himself what this physical activity will consist of to help him rid of his anxious thought. However, it must also nonetheless involve a physical activity to maintain one’s physical fitness.