Exercise and physical activity can give you the opportunity to meet or socialize with other people. Simply exchanging a friendly smile or greeting while walking around your neighborhood can improve your mood. Doing something positive to manage depression or anxiety is a healthy coping strategy. Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment.
It relieves tension and stress, increases physical and mental energy and improves well-being by releasing endorphins. Anything that makes you move can help, but you'll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of walking away.