Physical Activities to Curb Anxiety
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. A person who has chronic anxiety will make him unable to think straight and make him become lethargic and he has this feeling of 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. Somehow a person experiencing anxiety should be encouraged to do physical activities and with his determination help curb it; otherwise we can say that on his own, physical activity will be the last thing on an anxious person’s mind.
Regular exercise is enough to remedy one’s anxiety; it does not need to be heavy workout or some other rhythmic exercises, in order to help relieve the pent-up condition on the spot.
Regular exercise has many psychological and emotional benefits that one attains when done habitually.
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. Physical exercise done regularly also help a person focus on something else, the attainment of the daily goal, instead of focusing on things that can make one depressed and anxious.
Other people are so ridiculous as to think that anti-depressants like alcohol and drugs would solve their problems, but the problem with this is that their mind is not distracted since there are no bodily efforts to distract them from it and so it can still end up focusing on anxious thoughts. And the person gets worse since he is still dwelling on his worries which taking things that are not good to take.
Managing your anxiety or depression by doing physical activity does not necessarily mean doing a rigid workout everyday. 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. Exercising is one form of physical activity but it is not the only way to curb anxiety. So the physical activity will have to depend on the person’s preferences on what he will do to take out to focus of his mind on his anxious thoughts. However, it must also nonetheless involve a physical activity to maintain one’s physical fitness.