- May 15, 2011
Worked out again... Overhead press, squats, deadlifts and a few other things. Second time this week since 2 months off, feeling pretty motivated. Hopefully I can stick to it.
Yep, I had the same thing going on this winter. Situations or places that wouldn't normally cause me any problems were causing me crazy anxiety. Some of it was due to coming drying out off alcohol I believe, but I was also spending too much time indoors and not being active. But without a doubt there is a correlation between mental health and physical health. I think especially with weight lifting, something about it is good at getting the crazies out. It makes sense if you think about it because humans weren't meant to just sit around and be inactive. Working out I've found is a good way to get rid of built up excess energy. And no it's not just cardio. It could be any exercise really I think as long as you exert yourself a bit.Anyone have experience with panic attacks that were reduced by exercising? With the winter months coming on, I can feel my anxiety and panic attacks returning sometimes. We just got a home gym installed in our basement and I'm wondering if lifting weights would help anxiety? Or is that only a cardio thing?