Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Get Moving-

    
    Another beneficial thing we can do to feel energized, strong, and uplifted, is some moderate exercise. A brisk walk or a bike ride at a nearby park or in the neighborhood for about ten minutes is one of the best exercises we can do. Walking outdoors, if possible, is the first choice of place for walking because the fresh air and sunlight will also contribute positively to our mood. Of course we all live in different areas, some affording better choices for walking and biking than others.
    But there are also other forms of exercise we can do, such as following an exercise DVD or dancing to music. Using a treadmill or exercise bike at home or at a gym. Some take aerobic classes or go to a pool to swim.
   If there are physical limitations, then see the doctor for recommendations for some low impact exercises such as stretching or Tai Chi.
   With a little thought and planning, exercise can be incorporated into out lives each day.
From the book: Confronting the Bully of OCD
Note: Exercise lifts our moods by releasing endorphins - always a 'plus' against OCD.
Read more about it here: http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression

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