Anxiety is debilitating. As one of the most overlooked mental disorders, millions are suffering in silence - many unaware of the significance of their problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in your life in many different way and social anxiety is becoming an ever increasing problem.
One of the biggest concerns is the fact that kids are suffering more from social anxiety disorder than ever before. Many experts point the finger at technology. With computer games and the internet our kids are becoming socially recluse and being huddled up in front of a computer screen is no way to learn the social skills necessary to take on the world.
Anxiety can develop in many different ways but failing to learn the necessary social skills when you are younger is vital as you enter adulthood. If you don't have the skills, experiences in adulthood can quickly develop into anxiety and a full blown fear of any social interaction.
So, how do we solve this problem? Well, exercise is one way and its proven to be extremely effective. Not only does it get kids out of the house and away from a computer screen, but being involved in team sports can learn a kid social interaction that can help him deal with a variety of social problems in the real world.
Team sports also brings a certain level of casual interaction that is very beneficial in a child's development. Even for adults who are suffering from social anxiety disorder, getting involved with a team sport can be life changing. Learning to interact on this social and casual level is extremely effective.
Physical exercise also has the benefit of reducing stress and the release of endorphins during exercise can give a person that feel-good factor that many anxiety sufferers lack. The feel-good factor is healing and exercise is known to make you feel better about yourself.