5. Exercise reduces anxiety
The benefits of exercise extend beyond the relief of stress to include reducing anxiety and anxiety related disorders. A short brisk walk of 10 minutes may be just as effective as a 45 minute gym workout when it comes to anxiety relief. Exercise works quickly to improve your mood and outlook. Physically active people are happier and experience less anxiety than sedentary people. The same brain response to neurotransmitters that help cope with stress and depression also help with overcoming anxiety. Exercise diverts your focus, burns unused energy, and uses up any excess cortisol in the bloodstream.
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