Exercise as a coping mechanism is important. It improves your mood, increases self-esteem and self-confidence. Exercise can relax you it can also reduce anxiety and mild depression. Exercise is also good for and helps with sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, anxiety and depression.
When stress interferes with our ability to cope, exercise helps us get over stress. When our body feels better our mind will too. Exercise when used as a coping mechanism can be the difference between us learning to cope reasonably well and us not coping at all, but we must be careful. Doing too much exercise means we may become hooked.
Exercise must be done within moderation. When used as a coping mechanism it will help us get back into our lives and will help us improve physically and mentally. Exercise is vital for us be able to maintain mental fitness and reduce stress.
It can also help us reduce fatigue, improve concentration and alertness and enhance our overall cognitive function. Exercise when incorporated as part of a healthier lifestyle acts as a positive coping mechanism.