Symptoms And Symptoms Of Anxiety

2556 Words Aug 15th, 2015 11 Pages
Anxiety is not disease but a symptom; it is a bodily response to protect itself from an appearing threat. The threat may or may not be logical but due to adaptation it works as a protective mechanism to prevent from being in danger. As this response was once conditioned into the system, there are also ways to un-condition our responses. Anxiety levels have never been higher in university students than they are today. Some manage on their own to cope with the tension, obsessive thoughts and sleepless nights. But many are disabled by their anxiety; unable to work or even go out in public. Exercise is frequently suggested to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. It would be beneficial to study this topic further to see if exercising has a significant effect on anxiety. Anxiety is generally observed as an uneasy and unpleasant feeling of potential harm or distress that may occur in the absence of an obvious stimulus. In the current experiment, participants levels of anxiety was measured using the Beck’s Anxiety Inventory, and four sets of scores provided for further analysis to consider any significant effect in the levels of anxiety. As we know exercise may affect both physical and mental health, it would therefore seem important to evaluate research on efficacy of such programs. Exercise could be a cost-effective means to calm the symptoms of anxiety, with very little potential side-effects, as compared to drug treatments. . This paper will examine the effects of exercise on…
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