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I just bought a mountain bike the other day and have been riding so much that now after day 4 my muscles are so sore all over that I must rest up.

Anyway, rigorous daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle is what will ultimately help me get over this cr*p. It's very good.

It's weird how I feel after exercise, I used to get this way after I'd come back from skating too. I just feel all confident and happy and an 'I don't give a f**k' attitude is present. It really is an awesome thing. Must be all those released endorphins and stuff.

Exercise > Meds imo.
CBT + Exercise + Healthy Lifestyle = WIN!
 

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I can relate to this. Usually after I exercise or do something physically intense, I feel a lot more open and energetic. I think complete lack of energy on most days is one reason I'm the way I am.
 

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I never really thought exercise was a big deal for mood until I missed like three days in a row and felt like total crap, I love working out! I feel great the whole day. It's funny that working out really hard makes you more energetic...
 

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It's very true. Ever since I started working out alot. I've done alot of things I never thought I could do. I find it easier to accpet challenges and push myself because of it. I feel more confident in the way I look and calmer.
 

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I just bought a mountain bike the other day and have been riding so much that now after day 4 my muscles are so sore all over that I must rest up.

Anyway, rigorous daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle is what will ultimately help me get over this cr*p. It's very good.

It's weird how I feel after exercise, I used to get this way after I'd come back from skating too. I just feel all confident and happy and an 'I don't give a f**k' attitude is present. It really is an awesome thing. Must be all those released endorphins and stuff.

Exercise > Meds imo.
CBT + Exercise + Healthy Lifestyle = WIN!
I cycle a lot too. Totally love it.
 

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you're absolutely right. I'm starting to go out rollerblading and running during the night. One day i'll have the confidence to go during the day!
 

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Exercise is fantastic! I do have to force myself to go to the gym but once I'm there and finished, I feel great.

Yoga is what's helping me with SA.
 

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I've been going to the gym for the last month and absolutely love the challenge aspect of strength training! It's great to have goals and to shoot for something! Supposedly, exercise is good for stress too but I really haven't noticed a difference. However, sometimes I’m stressed at work and can’t wait to pound the hell out of a few dumbbells!
 

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Right after I exercised I met my new roommate. I think exercising helped me feel more calm during that situation. It helped me let go of some pent up anxiety and frustration.
 

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Acclaimed author and psychologist Tal Ben Shahar (you may have heard of him as the "happiness professor" who teaches the most popular course at Harvard; and he wrote "Happier" and "The Pursuit of Perfect", which I highly recommend) sez he would flat out refuse to treat someone who wasn't exercising regularly. That's the absolute minimum we should be doing that will bring us up to baseline before further improvements can be made. It's how we've been wired since cavemen days where physical exertion was a necessary and daily ordeal.
 

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My piano teacher was just telling me today that I had to look for some sort of relaxing physical exercise to help with the anxiety.
 

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I started going to the gym regularly in May this year (doing cardio and strength training). I usually go with my boyfriend as I could not face going alone. However, last week, I have conquered that and made it to the gym twice on my own!! :clap

Anyway, that said, although I am glad I am exercising for my physical health, I don't get that elated, energized feeling afterwards. I do get a bit of a sense of accomplishment and I'm glad I'm doing it but that's about it... It has not helped my SA.
 

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my take on this is that you should depend on physical shape to feel good but it DOES make you feel really good
 

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Exercise helps a lot. It's been more effective than most of the pills I've taken. It also boosts confidence because when you demonstrate more control over your own health and body, you may feel more confident that you can have more control over other things.
 

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Exercise made me more depressed. Im not sure if the exercise is fighting it but i ended up feeling less invigorated and tired. :um
 

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Totally agree! I just got back from swimming and lifting weights at the gym and my mood is better and my self-esteem has practically doubled!:clap
 

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Release of dopamine and Seratonin, comparable to a drug fix. To get this feeling you have to really go at it with everything you have, to the point where lactic acid slows you down feels best. I find swimming, jogging or kickboxing are bestat acheiving this in my opinion.
 

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For a while you feel invincible and a lot of that lasts throughout the day but not all of it. I just wish I had that feeling STRAIGHT after doing it for the rest of my life.
 
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