If you’ve ever dealt with anxiety, you know it can actually feel like the end of the world. We know things like a healthy diet, meditation, and getting enough regular sleep can help ease the mental, emotional, and physical symptoms, and exercise can help too, thanks to those endorphins. According to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, endorphins can promote a more positive mood and even prevent us from experiencing future anxiety!
But not all forms of exercise are equally as effective at easing anxiety. According to neurologist Ilene Ruhoy, the form of fitness that’s most effective for combatting anxiety is...Zumba. That’s right, the popular Latin American dance class wins with its combo of energy, music, and people.
“The music, the moves, the community - the combination is really unparalleled,” she explains. “It makes the body and mind feel good and contributes to a sense of belonging to a larger group of people with similar interests.”So it’s not just the physical activity in your sweat sesh that’s doing your mind and body good. The social aspect is important for your mental health as well. Other workouts that are good for dealing with anxiety include kickboxing, Pilates, tai chi, and of course, yoga.
Source: The Thirty
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