Is physical inactivity contributing to your anxiety? Anxiety-prone persons may ‘choose’ to be more sedentary due to specific anxious thoughts. But prolonged sedentary activities and thus physical inactivity, however, may contribute to or worsen anxiety.
Regular exercise can give you a sense of well-being. You feel more energetic (physically and mentally), more relaxed and you sleep better. Physical exercise is a natural anti-anxiety/stress therapy. It boosts the brain’s feel-good hormones and helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body.
Anything that gets you moving can help! Even if you feel like it’s not challenging enough. Just go out for a hike or ride and take in the lovely atmosphere of nature! The smells, the fresh air and, of course, the stunning view!