I’m sure by now you have heard how regular exercise can cure many of the bodies ailments, well now you can add panic and anxiety to that list.
The link between exercise and anxiety can be seen through the effects that it has on those that are suffering from depression. Have you heard of “A runners High”? That’s not a wise tale it’s a biological fact. Recent studies show that the immediate boost that runners get from the adrenaline of running not only provides temporary relief but long lasting benefits similar to that of medication and talk therapy.
In fact, when compared with relaxation, mediation and music therapy, exercise came out on top.
This little known fact is actually well known in the medial field but has not been shared with the public because the prescription is a difficult one to prescribe, and not a very profitable one. Michael Otto of Boston University is working to create a guide book for physicians as well as some standards on what to prescribe to patients.
Many time panic attack and anxiety stem from a deep rooted sense of insecurity and exercising addresses this at its core. The gains that you make from work out to work out, the sense of accomplishment you get when the work out is complete, and the overall feeling of health and fitness will create confidence that you didn’t have. When fear or an anxious feeling creeps into your mind you can pull form this new confidence storage bank.
The one huge benefit of exercise is that the patient will feel results immediately which will reinforce that they are doing the right thing. In short term studies the same amount of people stayed with the exercise therapy as those who were using medication. In the real world this might change as side effects, and costs will play a factor in keeping patients on prescribed medicine thus making exercise a possible front runner in future recommended therapy.
MOST EFFECTIVE EXCERCISES:
Aerobic excercises are the best.
List of Aerobic Exercises – Moderate
|Walking 3.0 mph||103||142||184|
|Mowing lawn (push mower)||163||225||288|
|Ballroom dancing, fast||163||225||288|
|Golf, pulling clubs||147||203||260|
|Aerobics, low impact||147||203||260|
|Calisthenics, light (beginning yoga)||133||184||235|
List of Aerobic Exercises – More Vigorous
|Running, 12-min. mile||235||326||416|
|Skiing, cross country||265||367||470|
|Bicycling, 12-13.9 mph||235||326||416|
|Aerobics, high impact||207||287||366|
|Calisthenics, vigorous (push-ups)||235||326||416|
150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous each week.
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