If you often feel worried or anxious, you can reduce your symptoms drastically by working out regularly.
For people with chronic conditions, worrying is often a way of life. Whether you know it or not, you may be suffering from anxiety. If you can’t sleep or if you feel nervous, apprehensive or irritable, exercise may help take the edge off. According to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which examined 40 clinical trials, people who made exercise a regular part of their routine saw the greatest reduction in symptoms. According to the study’s author, working out can even help people who aren’t that anxious feel calmer. Aim for at least 30 minutes of walking or other aerobic activity five times a week.