Exercise More, Worry Less

A study shows exercise decreases anxiety in people suffering from chronic illnesses.  Ill or not, try testing out the difference between a day with exercise and a day without.  Exercise usually equals less worry, more sleep.  From the L.A. Times:

[I]f you exercise regularly, you will likely feel much less anxious — regardless of the status of your illness. In a study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed data from 40 studies on how exercise affects anxiety. All of the 3,000 study participants were sedentary individuals who had chronic illnesses but were still able to exercise in sessions of at least 30 minutes…


Posted by Will Baum, LCSW