There is so much going on in the world right now. It can be SO hard to feel a moment of peace and calm. Sometimes you may just want to curl up in a ball in your bed and watch non-stop streaming shows on your TV. But those are a temporary distraction that has you find yourself right back where you began. Ultimately, it can affect your mental and physical health.
How can you shake those feelings of worry? Move! No, not to another state or city. Move your body with exercise to make you feel better mentally and physically. Here's why you should start exercising to get rid of those worries and anxieties.
You're Improving Your Body
When it comes to stress, especially when it comes to almost non-stop worrying, you can have a lot of negative side effects. That's not just from sitting around and possibly having comfort food all the time. There's something called fight or flight reaction and your body feels like it is stressed ALL. THE. TIME. That can have a lot of chemical reactions that can lower your immune system.
By exercising, you're boosting your body to be able to regulate itself and even reverse some of those reactions. When you're in motion, you are also telling yourself that you are doing something positive rather than just worrying. As you keep doing this, day in and day out, you're going to feel a lot better about tackling the issues that are in front of you.
You're Improving Your Mind
Exercise can help more than your body. It can really help your mind, too. After consistent exercise, you will find that you are able to stay focused on things longer. While your mind is a muscle in itself, the exercise connection can make it truly formidable.
Who knows? By setting the problem on the back burner, you might find you have tumbled onto a solution by the time that you have finished your workout. When you're exercising, you're distracting yourself. It might be the exercise itself or you could just totally be into that song that you have pumping into your earbuds. Whatever the case, you have pushed that problem to the back of your mind... where your subconscious can work on it.
You're Improving You... Overall!
Think of yourself like a puzzle. By exercising, you're helping put those pieces together into the most cohesive person that you can be. Not only that, you will feel good after each session. For many people, starting the exercise is the biggest hurdle. Once they have finished, they are glad that they did. You will be one of those.
When you exercise, you're doing something to take control. Part of those worries might be due to feeling like everything around you is spinning around. By focusing on both your body and your mind, you're shifting things more in your favor. When you do that, then you just might be able to look at the issues that you're encountering in a very new light and think of ways to solve them.
Of course, you need to start things off slowly. Don't try to jump back into a workout program that you were doing eight months ago. That's just asking to get injured, and then you'll be back sitting (or even laying down) and having those anxieties and worries on your mind ALL the time. Talk to your doctor. Make sure that you're going to be set. Then ease back into things and ramp up slowly. Enjoy it, though!
We want you to enjoy life without worry, too! After all, we live by the hashtag, #Feelgoodtogether