Sunday, September 18, 2011
Engaging In High Levels Of Activity Can Reduce Stress
How do you dispel nervous energy and anxiety? Sweat it out. A new study suggests that regular exercise can help dissolve panic in people who suffer from anxiety. Researchers found that when faced with an anxiety-provoking situation, people reacted with less fear and panic if they had been working out beforehand. If you have problems with public speaking, starting a vigorous exercise program may help alleviate some of your symptoms. Even if you don’t have anxiety, regular physical activity offers a host of emotional benefits. It can help boost mood in people with and without depression. Past research has shown that people who scored highest in negativity experienced the most profound benefits, meaning those with the most emotional difficulties may get the biggest boost from their workouts.