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How Can Exercise Reduce Anxiety? The Answer is Running!

January 15, 2013

Everyone is well aware of the fact that exercising on commercial fitness equipment provides numerous overall health benefits to the body like weight loss, toned muscles and even an improved mood. But recent studies have revealed the answer to the popular question: How can Exercise Reduce Anxiety. According to Today, running and exercising can help in facing your anxiety, fears and worries.

Studies on the Effects of Exercises

Published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, this study was authored by researcher J. Carson Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. This study measured the anxiety of two participant groups. The first group took part in 30 minutes of cycling, while the other group did no exercise.

Both groups were shown unpleasant images, after which their anxiety levels were measured. The results showed that those who exercised had reduced anxiety levels. Smith went on to explain that exercising will not only reduce your anxiety but maintain that lower level of anxiety when faced with stressful or emotional situations. Fitness and Power said that stress can increase one’s risk of serious diseases – another reason why exercising is vital to overall health and well-being.

Reduce Anxiety with Fitness

TRUE Fitness Cardio Equipment

TRUE Fitness’s commercial cardio equipment are great tools to get you and your patrons on the path to reduced anxiety and a healthier body. Utilizing treadmills, ellipticals, and strengthening bikes, you and your customers can release built-up stress and worry that might have accumulated throughout the day or week.

is a great way to be on your way to reduced anxiety and a healthier body is by using treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. TRUE Fitness has a line of commercial fitness equipment that is unlike any other. All of the equipment offers users a safe workout with smooth movement, quiet operation and durability. TRUE Fitness makes working out both easy and enjoyable with its preset and custom programs which allow users to control a workout suitable for their personal fitness levels. TRUE’s treadmills have a sleek design, equipped with an orthopedically correct running surface and a self-cooling system. This ensures years of workouts on a durable and trusted machine. The ellipticals and stationary bikes are no different, providing users with a comfortable and effective workout experience. TRUE’s ellipticals offer a personal electronic trainer which provides guidance and support throughout the workout. The bikes are designed to adjust to any height. and is ergonomically made for comfortable seats – making for pain-free exercise.