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Sport against stress and phsycological problems

by John Harris Fitness

You feel drained, tired and stressed? Then sport is the right solution in most cases. It sounds strange at first, but exercise can work wonders. Sport not only benefits your body, but also your psyche. It's hard to get up after a long day at work and do some sports. But sweating helps to get rid of the stress of everyday life and to forget it.

"Move your body and your mind will follow!"

Studies have proven that aerobic exercise - that which is done at a moderate intensity - lifts your mood and relieves stress. Exercise is strenuous, but that's what's crucial to lifting your mood. When stressed, your body produces stress hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. Exercise increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, which are known for their mood-lifting and fatigue-reducing effects. They also have a positive effect on the psyche. Furthermore, stress hormones are reduced.

Sport against depression

Depression is the most frequently diagnosed mental illness. According to studies, sport should cause antidepressant effects. Favorable for fighting depression are endurance sports, such as running, cycling, swimming and hiking. All sports that quickly bring a sense of achievement are particularly suitable. The decisive factor is the balancing effect of sport, which brings body and mind into balance.

Sport against anxiety disorders

Just as with depression, the serotonin balance in the brain is imbalanced in people with anxiety disorders. Regular exercise has been proven by studies to be a therapy for anxiety disorders. In addition to an acute anxiety-relieving effect, exercise also achieves longer-term anxiety-reducing effects. Endurance sport is also the exercise to choose here to achieve the best effect.


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