Cardio and Anxiety


Steady state cardio exercises, like running or cycling, can exacerbate anxiety by triggering the release of stress hormones and mimicking physical symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate and rapid breathing.

We are not suggesting to stop cardio forever, but to instead observe why you do cardio - And if it is to help alleviate stress, be aware that by mimicking anxiety caused by cardio, it can also make you reliant on it for stress relief in the future.

This can create a vicious cycle, as well as become a net negative if the activities behind cardio lead to further imbalances and asymmetries in your physical body, which also contribute to inflammation and anxiety.

All in all, we ask that you think about not just how you move, but why you move. This will help you create awareness around your behaviors regarding health and wellness, and being you one step closer to economizing your movement.

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