I've noticed something lately, a pattern. Whenever my daughter is off school I get anxious. Panicky. Maybe even depressed. It's too easy to blame her not cooperating BUT she's a really good kid. For a 4 year old, that is. I have waaaay less patience when she's not in school. Here's where the pattern comes in. Working out. I don't get my cardio in when she's off school. No sitter and my values are getting in the way of my workouts.
When you google the benefits of cardiovascular activity you will find, among other things, it helps with stress and anxiety. I'm wondering what came first though... the anxiety or the lack of cardio...?
Yes, yoga and meditation helps but I believe n balancing cardio in there as well. AND there are so many other benefits, such as, weight loss, more energy, and better sleep.
After having this 'aha moment', I realize this has been happening my whole life! Not sure how I could have missed this but no matter, I'm going to do something about this NOW.
Why ELSE would you want to do cardio?? Further reading: http://exercise.about.com/od/cardioworkouts/a/cardio_exercise.htm