Anxiety is something that most human beings feel whenever they anticipate threats of its consequences, and this is because we are responsible beings who can analyze thing to either avoid or solve them. However, constant worry could signal unsound stress and a certain level of anxiety that when it becomes a chronic condition demands attention. One who is overly anxious will have a tendency to a state of lethargy and a state where one cannot think straight. Though a person can still typically go about its daily routine, but the chore becomes heavier than when it does not have that alarming condition. IN a state of anxiety one can sometimes feel that he is breathing heavily within.
Anxiety is said to be best cured by doing physical activities and it can also help liven up the mood of a person. It eases symptoms of anxiety or depression and make the person feel better. Though this will have to take a decisive determination on the one who wants to remedy their anxiety because exercise often seems like the last thing someone want to do when they are in that state.
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.
When one does exercising on a regular basis until it forms a habit, one will gain many psychological and emotional benefits from it.
When one exercises regularly and is able to meet his goals and challenges, then this gives a great boost to his 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.
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. Instead, allowing the person to dwell on them more exhaustively, and thus worsening their condition further.
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. What I am trying to say is that physical activity and exercise are not the same thing. 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. Whatever it is, it has to be a physical activity and it will also help you maintain your physical fitness.