Fitness: Stressed? Depressed? Get Active

Woman at the Gym

Get active and feel better—it’s that easy!

Exercise isn’t just good for your body; it’s also good for your mind. When you work out regularly, you’re less likely to suffer from stress, depression and anxiety. In turn, that makes you less likely to self-medicate with food. And as you probably well know, emotional eating isn’t good for anyone’s “bottom” line. 

Make sure you follow a regular exercise routine every morning as soon as you wake up. 

Then continue to perform mini-exercise sessions throughout the day. These can be as simple as a 5-minute stroll around the block or chasing your dog in the backyard.

Any kind of movement you can squeeze in will leave you more energized, less stressed and better able to enjoy everything that life has to offer.


Woman Doing Yoga

Remember, even the smallest amount of physical activity will help. Find a way to squeeze some fitness time into your busy schedule—you won’t regret it.

Yoga is an excellent exercise option that also focuses on teaching meditation. From personal experience I can vouch that the combination of physical activity and calming myself works wonders for my stress, depression, and anxiety. Looking to try it out? Here are some free online yoga videos by


Relaxation is only one of the many benefits of meditation.