I was joking around with a friend at work the other day, saying that exercise is better than any pill for me when it comes to managing my stress and anxiety well. Forget Xanax and other anti-anxiety and antidepressant meds, exercise is where it’s at for me -100%. I believe that this is probably true for a lot of people.
Unfortunately, many people still stick to their couch potato ways instead of getting up and exercising, and wonder why their anxiety is off the charts or they feel constantly depressed or drained of energy. People who regularly work out notice this change when they have a period of time when they haven’t been working out.
The difference for me is profound. Because I have been working out for about two decades of my life now (I started in my teens actually), I can truly attest to how working out changes your life. It lowers stress levels, allows you to cope with stress better by lowering cortisol levels and increasing endorphins.
This has a domino effect on your life. Because you have increased energy and a better outlook, you tend to “attract” better things to you and into your life. This can include everything from your career or business, to your financial abundance, to your love and personal life. That’s how powerful I believe exercise is.
It’s a sort of pivoting point for so many other “positive attractors” that it can be a very powerful tool to launching your life into the one you desire and you DESERVE.
I have found that a week without enough exercise usually amounts to a week that isn’t much fun for me or doesn’t add much enrichment to my life. I’ve often correlated the two, and it makes sense from a pure common sense standpoint that when your body feels better, your mind feels better, and so on and so forth.
I know there are a lot of people on these anti anxiety medications, but I often wonder are they also doing natural things like exercising to lessen their anxiety? Pent up aggression, feelings of inadequacy and other things that lead to grumpy moods and adverse mental effects are often attributed to lack of physical activity. It has a way of really “letting the poison” out that I don’t think any pill could ever replicate.