Anxiety, feeling low, post-natal depression, depression, are all extremely difficult things to go through in your life. When you’re not going through it, you can’t ever imagine feeling bad. But when you do feel bad, it’s very hard to imagine a time you’re going to feel like yourself again.
Although a very personal subject, and by no means do I have the answer, or think that a workout will fix the problem, I’d like to touch briefly on the ways exercise can help with anxiety and other scenarios when you’re feeling low.
We’ve had so many women of all ages in our studio, improve their symptoms, come off medication, stop having panic attacks, stop feel anxious, that I can’t not discuss it. Having gone through post-natal depression myself, I know how truly awful it is. I never thought I was going to feel like myself again… but I did and I do.
It has become such a big problem in Ireland, and I don’t know the reason for that. It could be more pressure, stress, technology, financial pressure, post-baby, whatever it is, it’s affecting all of us in some way, either directly or through a loved one.
Regular exercise for depression and anxiety may help ease symptoms in a number of ways, which may include:
Regular exercise has many other psychological and emotional benefits, as well. It can help you:
Yes, it’s easy in theory of course, I get that, but if you can enlist the help of a loved one to get you started, or go workout with you, you may start to feel better.
Little steps…. they’ll take you slowly but surely from where you are now, to where you want to be.
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