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Consistent Exercise and Reducing Anxiety

Posted: July 18, 2019

Through school, work, family or other situations, we all have our own stressors and anxieties. The physical benefits of exercise have long been noted, but consistent exercise can have mental benefits as well.

Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but anxiety disorders, which affect 40 million adults, are the most common psychiatric illnesses in the U.S. The benefits of exercise may well extend beyond stress relief to improving anxiety and related disorders.

To ensure you keep up with consistent exercise, choose an activity you like to do. The goal is to just keep moving and incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Choi Kwang Do is a great option to stay active. Consistent practice can bring great exercise and peace of mind with individual and group support for success.

Exercise may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress. In one study, researchers found that those who got regular vigorous exercise were 25 percent less likely to develop depression or an anxiety disorder over the next five years. Keep your body and mind healthy; keep moving!