How to Work Out When You Have a Chronic Illness

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Address any anxiety

It’s not unusual to experience soreness after working out, we already know that. However, someone who’s currently dealing with a chronic illness might experience higher anxiety levels when it comes to working out, as Dr. DeCasaris explained.

In these situations, a support network might come in handy. Whether you’re asking a friend, therapist, or personal trainer, having someone to be there for you might ease your concerns. All you have to do is remember that exercising might help you divert your attention away from what makes you anxious, and that’s because it changes your brain chemistry and releases feel-good hormones, like serotonin.

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