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You do not need a Gym Membership or a bunch of equipment. You just need the desire to get out and change your life.

     In this section we will bring you info that can help you make exercise fun and living healthy easy.

    Beating PTSD & Substance Abuse is all about making Healthy & Safe choices.

     The more you do it the easier it gets. Your family will love you for it!!!!

PTSD & Substance Abuse will cause major stress in your life.Family Hike

     This can be greatly reduced and eliminated by controlling your health and exercising your body.

     A  day at the zoo with your kids or grand kids is an awesome way to burn some calories and remove stress..

     A walk in the country is another healthy way to spend time  with your family.

Exercise and Stress:

Get moving to Combat Stress!!!

     One way to take control of the stress in your life is through physical activity. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

     You know that exercise does your body good, but you're too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there's good news when it comes to exercise and stress.

     Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to weightlifting, can act as a stress reliever. If you're not an athlete or even if you're downright out of shape, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management. Discover the connection between exercise and stress relief — and why exercise should be part of your stress management plan.

Exercise and Stress Relief

     Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits.

     It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a rousing game of tennis or a nature hike also can contribute to this same feeling.

     It's meditation in motion. After a fast-paced game of racquetball or several laps in the pool, you'll often find that you've forgotten the day's irritations and concentrated only on your body's movements. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, you may find that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do.

     It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.

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Regular Exercise & Anxiety

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