Ease Anxiety and Depression: 5 Great Exercises
I'm pleased to present these tips on how to ease anxiety from my colleague and guest blogger, John, from TrampolinesCo.com.
Taking medication for getting control of your anxiety levels
and depression seems like the only solution to most of us. However, there are a
lot other things in life that bring a positive change in our mood and overall
lifestyle. One of those things is being physically active and exercise.
The way our body looks and feels has a lot to do with the
tuning of our mind as they are inter-connected. As per a review
from Harvard University, exercise on regular basis can help
reduce depression greatly and improve the overall mood. It even helps people
cope with severe depression.
Here are some of the great exercises you can try for easing
your anxiety and depression and elevates your mood:
Yoga is the ultimate therapy for relaxing the body and mind
altogether. The yoga poses involved in yoga do not only shape your body but
also leave a positive impact on the mind. Different studies
show that the result of yoga in the long run is a great reduction in anger
problems, anxiety levels and depression.
It involves taking deep breaths which helps control the abnormal pace of
heart in anxiety.
2. TRAMPOLINE THERAPY
Until now, you must have believed that trampolines are made
for children. However, we all know how the bouncing motion gets so addictive
and exciting for all of us. It is actually a great exercise for body which
relaxes the mind and improves the mood significantly. By constantly bouncing on a trampoline,
brain releases endorphins that are great for the mental wellness of a person
and that reduce all the negative feelings.
3. GO FOR A JOG
Running and jogging are yet another great exercise for both
body and mind. If you are feeling down and you start running, you will
instantly start feeling lighter. As per a study, running is no less
effective than psychotherapy for reducing depression. It helps the brain to
release endorphins and other natural good chemicals that lift the mood up and
eliminate the bad emotions.
4. GO FOR A HIKE
We all know how a cardio improves the mood and helps release
good chemicals in the brain and that is exactly what hiking does to you. Plus,
taking a breath of fresh air naturally brings more peace to the mind and you
instantly start feeling positive. As per a study from the
Environmental Health journal, the group which was sent for a walk in the
woods had lower stress level than the group that went to walk in the urban
5. DANCE OPENLY
No matter where and when, you can say goodbye to anxiety and
stress with some dance moves. You can get into a zumba class, go for salsa with
your other half or just show some moves on your favorite song to your siblings.
As per different studies,
dance is a quicker therapy for reducing anxiety than any other physical
John and Sophie are happily married couple with 2 kids. They
enjoy outdoor activities together and healthy eating. Their love for
trampolines is eternal and they believe that they are both fun and a healthy
exercise. They ritually write on Trampolines Co.
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