Feeling Better, Step By Step
There is a great deal of evidence from hundreds of studies documenting changes in the lives of thousands of people to support the claim that exercise is related to relief of symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exercise can lighten our load. It creates a positive mood, builds our sense of control, enhances our self-esteem, and helps us enjoy a restful sleep. These positive effects of physical activity are available to every person, even if he or she has not exercised in a long time.