How To Treat Depression And Anxiety in Pandemic


As the saying goes `your body can almost stand anything. It’s your mind that has to convince’. Fitness means not only maintaining the external condition of being fit and healthy, it’s more important to be mentally.

Physical Activity And Exercise

Physical activity and exercise can be beneficial in the treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms. Every day is a fresh opportunity to engage in physical activity and exercise that can improve mood, sleep, and physical health in the short and long term.

Peer support, family support, or electronic platforms that offer workout routines can help with consistency and continuous motivation. Physical activity and exercise are beneficial to people of all ages. We are designed to move, and many of our body’s systems function better when we are physically active regularly.


Some study suggests that increased levels of aerobic activity (exercise that considerably elevates our heart rates) may be connected with higher decreases in depressive symptoms when it comes to treating depression symptoms. Consider doing some form of physical activity once or twice a day that includes brief bursts of higher intensity (30-90 seconds).

Some people achieve this by performing activities at home, such as jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and strength training exercises in a specific order (i.e. standing squats, push-ups, sit-ups). Others may benefit from using home exercise equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes.


Individuals with and without an anxiety disorder have been proven to benefit from strength training. Weightlifting with exercise equipment or common household items (textbooks, canned food, milk jugs filled with water, paint cans) can help us cope with tension and anxiety.

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and exercise during the day are linked to increased self-esteem, greater focus, decreased depressive symptoms, and better sleep in children and adolescents.

Regular walks are recommended for older folks and those who are managing chronic medical issues. Strength training and weightlifting (low weight, high repetitions) may be even more beneficial in maintaining the quality of life and functioning in older persons.

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (such as speed walking or running) has been demonstrated to help people cut down on their alcohol and other drug consumption. In addition, regular physical activity has been demonstrated to strengthen the immune system. Reducing substance usage has also been linked to an increase in the body’s ability to fight infection.

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