Why Exercise?


I was jogging around my neighborhood a few weeks ago, and I was curious about the numerous benefits of exercise. I knew a few right off the top of my head, and wondered how many there actually are.

Here is the list so far:

  1. Improved circulation
  2. Improved heart health
  3. Strengthening leg muscles
  4. Strengthening heart muscles
  5. Improved mood
  6. Decreased Depression
  7. Decreased Anxiety
  8. Improved sleep
  9. Decreased blood pressure
  10. Decreased Panic Attacks
  11. Improved mood control (less mood swings)
  12. Less anger outbursts

How many more can you think of? Feel free to email me some of the benefits you find, when you exercise.

anxiety resources

helpful websites

  • TroubledWith: Stress
    Excellent collection of resources on dealing with anxiety disorders, as well as when and how to seek treatment.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
    National, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators about anxiety disorders, promote the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and improve the lives of the people who suffer from them.
  • Freedom From Fear
    National not-for-profit mental health advocacy association developed to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.