Exercise can help Bipolar disorder
Exercise can help bipolar disorder
Many studies have shown that regular exercise can help to improve someone’s mood whether they have bipolar or not. It also helps with sleep and emotion regulation which are important for those with Bipolar to control.
1. You can always start slowly and ease yourself into an exercise routine. This could be by taking slow, short walks around the area that you live; alone or with a friend.
2. Join a gym: if you don’t like being out and about in the cold weather then why not seek out your nearest gym. Do as little or as much as you want. If you are not sure how to use any of the machines, you can ask for an induction and a gym instructor will be more than happy to help you.
3. Swimming is a great for weight loss. The water takes your weight so swimming acts as a great low impact exercise for those who want to take it steady. The water can also have great psychological benefits; it can be extremely relaxing and refreshing.
4. Join an exercise class or club; if you don’t like exercising alone and would like some support and motivation then scope out local classes/clubs. There should be a range of activities to choose from’ look online of ask at your local gym. Classes are also great for a bit of light socialising and possibly making new friends.
5. Maybe you don’t want to venture out into the cold but want to avoid the gym? You could try purchasing a workout DVD to do in your own living room. It could be some light form of exercise such as yoga or fast paced such as zumba. Shops and the internet have a huge range to choose from so you cans cope out what is suitable for you. Yoga is especially beneficial psychologically; it can help to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.