Top 10 Reasons Exercise Helps Depression and Anxiety
If I am able to touch even a few with my story battling depression and anxiety, then writing this blog post will have been worth it. With great humility, I must set aside my insecurities and fears in the hopes of helping clients, friends, and family while helping me heal with a support group; over time.
Depression can feel like the largest stack of bricks resting on your shoulders as if you are carrying the weight of the world. In my experience, the pressure is the uncontrollable reason for me to shut down emotionally, physically, and mentally.
The source of my depression is intensely sensitive and only important in the context that it put me on a journey I have endured since I was 17, latent and brewing from that time until finally surfacing when I was 19.
When I am caught under the pressure of depression, my motivation and performance suffer drastically compared to the “good days”. Personal, professional and physical goals are left unaccomplished. I lack the desire to progress, develop and move forward on my path. As you can imagine, it becomes a downward spiral where one affects the other. The lack of motivation equals fewer workouts, and fewer workouts lead to a deeper depression.
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