Those of us with anxiety disorder may have days that we can be somewhat depressed, and as hard as we try, we can not
seem to change our thoughts.
This is where we can direct our bodies to make quick movements which can help immensely. It has been proven (by the experts) that even so much as smiling can make us feel better as it sends positive messages to our brains. All this has worked for us and we have seen it work for many people!
Most of us have read articles that tells us how great physical exercise is for the body and the brain and they are right.
We could go into long detail about endorphins, other chemicals and the brain but in this article, what we want to focus on is the type of movement that works best for depression.
We have all been told at some time or another that actively taking part in exercise or team sports is good for alleviating anxiety and depression, but did you know that just watching sporting activity will also give us huge benefits to lessen depression?
If we are actively engaged in the game, our physical movements while watching, can lessen depression. Example, quick fast movements of our arms and legs or any other part of our body will lessen depression. It does help of course if the team you are supporting is winning!
When we are depressed, we move slow and of course we don’t smile much; observe a depressed person, we are usually easy to spot. Now watch friends of yours or other spectators while they are watching a sporting event that they are interested in.
When someone scores from their team they throw up their hands, possibly jump out of their chairs cheering, yelling, hugging and making all sorts of happy dances!
These quick movements alone do help lower depression and that is why, just watching sports, can be awesome for our emotional state, and…. why we see so many people watching sports; it gives us an emotional high!
Watching sports takes our mind off our daily problems for a while, giving us a time of mental excitement which all of us can use.
Give it a try, it does help!
Always start your day with a happy dance (quick movements) this will work wonders for all of us!
Let’s start our day by performing positive physical quick actions which helps mentally.
Make each day depression free, DO THE HAPPY DANCE!
To A Speedy Recovery,
Dennis and Debra