• Caro Pemberton Fitness PT

How does exercise reduce anxiety and depression:

Updated: 6 days ago

If you have anxiety or depression, exercise can seem along way away from becoming something that you want to do.

But once you get motivated, it can make a massive difference.

The psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve your mood level.

By releasing feel-good brain chemicals like neurotransmitters, endocannabinoids and endorphins that a lot of use may already heard of before.

These may help ease depression.

Exercise can also help you feel better by Reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.

Increasing body temperature, which may have calming effects that you don't often get when you suffer from anxiety & depression.

Regular exercise has a lot of psychological and emotional benefits, too.

It can help you Gain confidence.

Reaching your exercise goals or challenges, even small ones, can boost your self-confidence.

Getting in shape can also make you feel much better about your appearance.

It Will take your mind away from worries.

It is a really good distraction that can get you away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feeds anxiety and depression.


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