How does incorporating exercise help depression and
anxiety and other behavioral challenges?
on depression and behavioral challenges clearly show that the
psychological and physical benefits of exercise also help reduce
anxiety and improve mood and esteem.
“feel-good” brain chemicals called neurotransmitters and endorphins
that ease depression and other mood disorders
immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.
Increases body temperature and eliminates excess energy for relaxing
confidence: even meeting small goals will boost your self confidence
and make you feel better about your appearance.
can act as a healthy distraction, taking your mind off your worries
and breaking the cycle and patterns of negative thoughts.
more socialization time in groups and support by others experiencing
similar challenges will improve your mood and help you stay focused
on achieving your goals
in a healthy way: Doing something like exercise and counseling to
manage depression, anxiety or behavioral challenges is a healthy
coping strategy. Trying to feel better by drinking alcohol , other
addictive behaviors, dwelling on how badly you feel, or hoping the
depression or anxiety will simply ease over time on its own can lead
to worsening of symptoms.