To unwind, to empty your head or to escape, sport is really perfect.
It allows to evacuate the tensions and to channel the energy. For these reasons, it is a perfect weapon against stress.
How can anxiety be controlled by doing some sports ? Because of the dopamine and endorphins, the hormones produced during the sport!
During physical exercise, well-being hormones, endorphins, are released. You feel better, your anxiety decreases and your sleep soothed. But sport also allows the brain to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that intervenes in the mechanisms of reward. This explains the state of euphoria and fullness felt at the end of a training … but also the fact that sport can become a drug.