Exercise has often been touted as a great method for anxiety and stress management however, it may be hard to tap into these benefits if the gym environment sparks feelings of anxiety. For many people, even experienced weightlifters, the gym can generate feelings of social anxiety. In today's episode, our host Evan discusses some of the anxiety and stress reduction benefits of exercise, situations that increase social anxiety for males in the gym environment, and lastly some strategies/solutions you can implement to mitigate some of the anxiety. If you experience gymtimidation, you are not alone!
The episode rounds out with the Spotify Release Radar Recap where Evan shares some new songs from the metalcore scene that were released this week.
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ACSM Article: MIGHT PLIGHT: THE SOCIAL ANXIETY FELT BY MEN IN THE WEIGHTLI... : ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal (lww.com)
Anxiety and Depression Association of America Article: Exercise for Stress and Anxiety | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA
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