Isabel Rangel Barón: Battle against anxiety and depression just by exercising


When depression hits and nothing seems to be working, the only apparent solution seems to be going to the psychologist, specially if the depression is more severe. But before doing so, consider that physical exercise can always help bring some calm to manage this misunderstood condition.

Isabel Rangel Baron depresión.jpgAnxiety could be seen as a pre-depression symptom that is sometimes consequence of some daily situations. However, instead of taking self-prescribed pills to relieve the symptoms, try following an excercise rutine instead: it is proven to work in this situation and, in worst case scenario, it will be good for your health anyway.

Practising exercise to fight anxiety three times a week or on a daily basis will bring you rest, whatever your intentions of practicing it:

  • It will help you avoiding foods cravings.
  • It is a good way of releasing toxins and cleaning your organism.
  • It will also help you regulate cardiac rhythm, reducing the probability of suffering any heart disease.
  • Excercise promotes the growth of new neurons in your brain, thus helping alleviate any possible depressive disorder, according to a 2006 study  from the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience.

The best attractive of this practice is that it offers to your body and your brain a sense of meditative effect, according to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, PhD, author of “Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy”.

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