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Anxiety & Exercise | 101 Anxiety Tips (#2)

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Does exercise help with anxiety? Can it ease the symptoms of chronic anxiety or GAD? What about depression and overall mental health? And if it does help, what type of exercise is best? How much is enough? And how do you get started?


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Chapters

00:00 Teaser 01:25 Is exercise really Important? 03:17 Is there evidence of its benefits? 05:16 What are the benefits for anxiety? 07:45 Does it need to be aerobic exercise? 08:47 How much exercise is enough? 09:30 Should I see my doctor first? 10:14 What type of exercise is best? 11:43 How do I get motivated? 13:24 Closing

 

References

  1. Anderson, Elizabeth and Geetha Shivakumar. “Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety.” Frontiers in Psychiatry. April 2013 4(27). Accessed November 8, 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3632802/.

  2. Anderson, Virginia. “10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation.” WebMD. Accessed November 9, 2020. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/exercise-motivation#1.

  3. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). “Exercise for Stress and Anxiety.” Accessed November 8, 2020. https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/managing-anxiety/exercise-stress-and-anxiety.

  4. Babyak M, Blumenthal JA, Herman S, Khatri P, Doraiswamy M, Moore K, Craighead WE, Baldewicz TT, Krishnan KR. “Exercise treatment for major depression: maintenance of therapeutic benefit at 10 months.” Psychosom Med. 2000 Sep-Oct;62(5):633-8. doi: 10.1097/00006842-200009000-00006. PMID: 11020092.

  5. Foster, D E. “Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal.” Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://easinganxiety.com/book.

  6. Mayo Clinic. “Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms.” Accessed November 8, 2020. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495.

  7. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2002). “Physical Activity Fundamental to Preventing Disease.” Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

 

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