Food is the most abused anxiety drug, while exercise is the most under utilized antidepressant. Life can get pretty overwhelming at times.
Just take it one step at a time – literally.
Start by taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Consider parking in the spot farthest away from the entrance.
Grab a buddy and spend 15 minutes of your lunch break outside walking.
Just 30 minutes or more of exercise a day for three to five days a week may significantly improve depression symptoms. But even smaller amounts of physical activity, as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time can make a difference.
Don’t think of exercise or physical activity as a chore. If exercise is just another “should” in your life that you don’t think you’re living up to, you’ll associate it with failure. Rather, look at your exercise the same way you look at medication — just one tool to help you get better.