Did you know that if you are depressed, anxious or just moody, exercise can help you? You may think exercise is the last thing you want to do, but it really can make a huge difference. While sweating out the day’s worries, at the same time you’re likely preventing physical health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis.
Exercising isn’t just for weight loss - physical activity boosts confidence, eases anxiety, aids in better sleep and leaves you more energized!
It’s easy. You don’t have to start lifting weights or running marathons, unless you want to, but many other less strenuous activities are good ways to be active. Try walking, gardening, biking, swimming, and even cleaning your home.
Get out on the floor. Dancing for 30 minutes burns about the same calories as jogging. There are lots of options from hip hop to ballroom. Consider signing up for a class or simply go online for a dance-inspired workout.
Do what you like. Start with activities you like, and it won’t seem to be exercise. If you play golf, try ditching the cart, and walk the course.
Don’t go overboard. Select activities you like the most, and put them on your calendar. Be the one in your household to take the dog for a walk every day.
The reward. It only takes 30 minutes a day of exercise to reduce anxiety and depression.
“The only joy in the world is to begin.” ~ Cesare Pavese