Best exercises to combat depression and anxiety

 Best exercises to combat depression and anxiety


Daily stress and the spread of the Corona virus have raised the level of anxiety and depression for many, so it is important to pay attention to mental health, combat depression and anxiety, and restore our

 balance, so that our mental health is not injured as a result of a bad psychological state.


Benefits of exercise to relieve stress

In the face of every situation of stress and depression, physical activity or exercise can take over the task of controlling the state of mind and getting it back on track. 


This in turn helps in identifying the causes of stress and finding a way to avoid them.


 To effectively counteract a stressful situation, we need a clear mind, and that's what exercise does! It does not work to hide stress with a magic touch, but it reduces emotional tension and helps to think

 clearly, which increases the ability to deal with anxiety and depression in a positive way and confront negative thoughts.


Use your time at home to follow movement and activity to combat depression and anxiety through exercise. 

Yoga is one of the best methods used in combating fear and stress because it reduces the level of stress hormones in the body in the

 long term, such as cortisol. It also helps release endorphins that improve mood, prevent insomnia and act as a natural analgesic. for pain.


Simple exercises relax you within minutes, to remove all stress, thoughts and sources of anxiety and annoyance from your head and

 give your body more strength, energy and activity in a healthy and refreshing way, especially when adopted in the early morning.


Best exercises to combat depression and anxiety


First exercise:

Lie on the floor, bend your knees 90 degrees and rest on the heels of your feet. Place one hand under your chest and the other above your stomach area. Relax and breathe deeply. Maintain this position for two minutes.


The second exercise:

Carry the weight of your entire body on the heels of your feet and rest on the palms of your hands as in the picture, raise your butt to

 the top and lower towards the ground and put your head between your outstretched hands as in the picture. Hold this position for 10 full breaths.


Third exercise:

Sit on the floor and bend the left knee with the heels straight. Bend the right knee and place the right foot on the left foot as in the picture. Close your eyes and breathe normally. Maintain this position for at least 5 minutes.


Fourth exercise:

Maintaining the position of your feet from the previous movement, take a deep breath and slowly bend and exhale towards the ground

 until your forehead touches the ground as in the picture, and extend your arms forward or cross them under your head. Maintain this position for two minutes.


Fifth exercise:

Stand straight and bring your feet together, lower your head and bend forward to reach the heel of the foot, making sure that the bend is

 from the waist and not from the back, and wrap your hands as in the picture. Hold this position for 10 full breaths.

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