I picked other for mood because one doesn't describe the way i feel……….
I am feeling lost, confused, happy, tired, full of life, ready to go, and so on and so on…….
My blog today is about the importance of excersize and mental illness. I know that when I excersize I feel a bit better. I personally use this as part of my treatment for my OCD. If I feel an anxiety attack coming on I amp up my day with either yoga or some good cardio. It has been proven that excersize releases endorfines into you body that helps balance the chemicals that are out of wack inside your body. Even if you are home bound you can still do a small work out regiment. If you have a physical disablility they have found that moderaite streching can cause a raise in your heart rate and also release natural pain killers.
When I started to use excersize to help my anxiety I was 265 lbs. That was about 5 years ago.I now weigh 162 and am as stong as ever. i have done this with several dissablities myself. I was born with bad feet. At the age of 13 and 14 i had bunions removed from both of my feet. I have cronic stress fractures due to 3 extra bones in both feet. At 19 I had to have a bone repaired in my right foot that never completely devoloped and I was at risk of tearing the end off the bone due to the fact that this bone had a major ligament attached to it. If it would have torn off I woud have not been able to walk. At 23 I had partial reconstructive surgery on my left knee. The procedure was called an open trillua. At 24 I bulged 4 disks in my lower back. I now ride my bike about 75 -100 miles a week I do yoga for 2- 3 hours 3-5 times aweek.
Has this cured my OCD……. Not at all but, it has helped me a lot in this area. with the regular excersize and yoga i find i am able to rest better at night. It has given me healthier options to relieve my need to complete compultions. I can clearly organize my thoughts and recogize my obsesive thinking.
Other atributes are I have lost over 100 lbs. i have relieved the pruessure on my disks in my back. strengthend my leg that i no longer have knee pain and have become an adrenaline junkiein a good way. Myself confidance is higher and my vengance to face my OCD is stronger. I also have gained a very positive out look on life!!!!
I hope that this brings insperation and hope to those who are looking for something because……………………. Here it is this is something that everyone should try.