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Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition by O. Joseph Bienvenu, Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER11

Getting Help from Exercise and Breathing

In This Chapter

  • Finding out what exercise can—and can’t—do for your state of mind
  • Developing a strategy for successful workouts
  • Uncovering your motivation for regular exercise
  • How breathing can help with anxiety
  • Exploring some at-home breathing strategies

We all know exercise keeps us strong, builds our endurance, and helps with weight loss. But with society’s emphasis on the physical-health benefits, not to mention physical appearance, it can be easy to lose sight of the mental-health benefits. Can a workout really boost your mood and reduce your stress? And can regular exercise cure depression ...

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