Exercise + Anxiety

Following the review from The Independent on our Moment Balm, which listed ‘The best muscle rubs of 2022’ it feels right to carry on talking about exercise and anxiety.

The NHS say……

Regular exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, may help you combat stress and release tension. It also encourages your brain to release serotonin, which can improve your mood.

Examples of good aerobic exercises include:

Walking fast or jogging

Swimming

Cycling

Tennis

Hiking

Football or rugby

Aerobics

You should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week. Moderate-intensity exercise should raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster.

Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental well-being by:

- Raising your self-esteem

- Helping you to set goals or challenges and achieve them causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood

 

We also found another great blog by Anxiety UK that we feel is worth a read that covers:-

- The Neuroscience of exercise

- Why its so hard to exercise when your anxious 

- How exercise rewires your brain 

read the full article here: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/the-power-of-exercise-for-anxiety/. They also include other blogs that are also really helpful at the bottom of the article

Exercising can have a positive impact as stated above but it can also have an impact on muscles, so we suggest adding our Moment Balm into your routine, after all it was voted the Best Heated Balm by The Independent in there review of best muscles balms. Shop now https://www.moiandme.com/products/moment-balm

We also understand that getting started can be tough, we also know the worst thing anybody with anxiety needs is more pressure.  So take your time, find whats right for you, build up your routine and if some days you don't feel like that okay too.  Don't beat yourself up, one step in the direction is enough x