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Thirteen Small Decisions That Will Ease Anxiety

Use these 13 small decisions to ease excess anxiety. Read More

Exercise makes me tense and anxioust

I used to exercise, but terrible knots formed in my shoulders. Sometimes I'd have shoulder spasms while riding my bike. It felt terrible. Everyone told me exercise would help me feel better, but it only made me feel worse.

Everyone's different

Sorry to hear that exercise didn't work for you. I hope you'll check with a medical professional before you give up on it, though, because exercise brings so many benefits in its wake.

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Meg Selig is the author of Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success.


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