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Has anyone found that running every morning helps with anxiety?
I'm going to start going for a jog every morning and would like to see if anyone else has tried this and what the effects of their anxiety were after?
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This was advised to me by my cognitive therapist. It's better to run than stew in your own bio-chemistry. There's also this strange state of ecstasy of laughter I fall into after running. It feels really good!
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I run six miles four times a week, usually in the evening. It helps me sleep a few hours later.

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I'm back from my run in the snow
I got wet though, but i feel great. I'll try running every morning for a month see how i feel.
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Good to hear people saying that this helps. I'm going to take it up soon. I'm moving to a town that has a beach, so I'll start jogging on the beach. I think I'd prefer that to running on roads etc.

Although, it's going to be a big shock to my system, the last time i ran anywhere was towards a Bar!

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I'm glad I read this post this morning. I was talking myself out of doing anything at all today and using lack of sleep as an excuse. I just ran 2 miles (inside though) and dont feel too bad. I do feel a bit sick running on 2 hours sleep in 2 nights but proved that I can do something seemingly physically difficult.

*passes out*
Roughly 2 1/2 hours after this post and you are offline. From my calculations and experience, you just might be taking a nap .

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It helps. I go about an hour before the sun sets. I like looking at the sun and where I go running, theres always dogs, I like looking at them too. I also see it as "at least I'm here and not doing nothing". lol don't I sound so sensitive. Awkward.
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I run most days. I think it helps with general mood and health, even for the particular day. I never really thought about it helping specifically with anxiety though--maybe that comes from the general goodness.

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It used to help me deal with stress and depression. I used to run so much that there would be puddles of sweat on the floor, and/or my clothes would be completely drenched. I think it was too much and it was bad for me though, but damn my cardio was amazing. I've since cut down a lot because i'm trying to build muscle.
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Running has been essential in my treatment. That and reducing the amount of lipids I eat.
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I just started jogging again today. Never been much of a runner but rather do a slower jog, easier on the joints.
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I used to run every couple of days. I should get back into it when the weather gets nice again.

I hate running in winter. I'll take 32 celcius with 100% humidity over, like, minus one. Kudos to you for doing it.
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Running was a crutch for me since i would over do it to just be calm.

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When I walk I look like a total fool due to my SA because my legs get stiff from the body tension, and I look 5x dumber running. I wish I could run though.

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hi yes i have tried running and it did boost my self esteem a little so i did not think so much about the bad things people are thinking about me
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