Is Exercise Making You Feel Worse?Written by Chris Green
You're right, headline is a very strange one! Exercise is vital to maintain good health and most of time, benefits of exercise far out-weigh drawbacks. But if you suffer from a stressful or a depressive illness, exercise can actually make you feel worse. But how can this be?
I'm sure you've heard following statement over and over again: exercise can help you to beat stress, or alleviate anxiety or boost a depressed mind. This is only true in part. Because many exercises can actually worsen these illnesses. And even if you perform exercises that can help, these exercises will only help temporarily.
The reason many people believe exercise to be helpful in combating stressful and depressive illnesses is because when you exercise vigorously for longer than 20 minutes, your body floods with endorphins. These chemicals give us a buzz, and this is why it is widely believed that exercise can cure stress, depression or anxiety.
If you're suffering a stressful or depressive episode, you'll know that no matter how regularly you exercise, bad feelings return. The only way to beat these illnesses is to treat root cause: flawed modes of thinking. Exercise, though great for our bodies, simply doesn't do anything to address modes of thinking.
When my anxiety was at it's worst back in 2000, I exercised 4 times a week. For 2 days, I'd perform weight-training exercises. These exercises are type of exercise that can actually make you feel worse because you have time to think about all of issues and problems you have in your life at time. I'd also warm up and warm down on bike machines or cross-trainers. Again, you can perform these exercises easily so you can think about your problems.
Using Chinese Techniques For Your Health And StrengthWritten by Roy Thomsitt
Chi Kung and T'ai Chi are only two of keys to self trust and to physical harmony. With use of these techniques you can succeed with many accomplishments, without having to put yourself through great psychological or physical efforts, violent conflicts or aggression. You may be sure that, once you dominate genuine laws of universe, which you assimilate by these methods, it will be impossible for you to be dominated by someone else.
Chi Kung – art of internal harmony
Chi Kung is a philosophical system at least 5000 old, which made survived through all those centuries, to become very popular at beginning of this millennium. This art of vital energy is most advanced and complex method of improving health and longevity, by offering a feeling of harmony with yourself and with surrounding world. The four main principles of this technique are: mind, eyes, movement and breathing.
The mind represents intention, eyes are considered focusing of intention, movement is action of intention and breathing is flood of intention. It obviously takes time and practice to understand their dynamics fully.
The benefits which result from practicing Chi Kung can be divided into five:
1. Curing illnesses, and a general improvement in health;
2. Gaining an increase in vitality, and development of your internal force;
3. Prolonging youth;
4. Cultivation of mind and intellectual capacities; and,
5. Spiritual progress.
According to Chinese medicine, various diseases can be result of such human characteristics as anger, sadness, joy, harmony and optimism deficit. All these factors, coupled with poor diet and nourishment, cause Chiu – vital energy – either to diminish, or to be present in only certain parts of your body. By practicing Chi Kung you can learn to be more conscious of what’s going on in your inner universe, and to build yourself a defensive system against disequilibrium, which affects your vital force.