Friday, February 26, 2010

Exercise as a Natural Treatment for Anxiety Associated with Chronic Illness


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Researchers who reviewed existing research studies about curbing anxiety among people with chronic illnesses found evidence that exercise can help alleviate this burden.

Chronic Ailment Got You Anxious? Try Exercising

The lead researcher said anxiety is commonly associated with chronic illness, but is too often dismissed as having no role in the treatment of the primary illnesses. This is problematic because anxiety can derail disease management by making it harder for patients to stick to their treatment plans.

Exercise can also help with migraine prevention. A fairly recent study found a specific exercise program focusing on riding an exercise bike was helpful in reducing the frequency of study participants' migraine attacks (Specific Indoor Exercise Program May Help Migraineurs). Of course, exercise triggers migraines in other patients, so it's not always the slam dunk option we wish it could be.

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Migraines & Exercise: May 2009 Headache Blog Carnival

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