Exercise cancels anxiety
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Anxiety has been such a problem this year. Actually, it's been a major problem since I took my current job, which was a year ago in March. The major manifestation has been fear of mail, fear of all the bills and financial difficulties, even though my salary is higher than it ever has been.
But with the encouragment of Sparkpeople, I started a regular exercise program for the first time in years. I'm working up to 1/2 hour of cardio Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat, with 1/2 hour of strength training on Tuesday and Thursday. Got extra walking in the last 2 days since I got out of work early. I realized that the level of anxiety ha decreased markedly; apparently exercise really does work for anxiety!