There used to be this "common wisdom" that exercise is a stress reliever...(anxiety reliever)
Though I'm wondering if stress makes it harder for the body to release endorphin ...like conversely if a person is already stressed out...then exercise is harder to do
When I'm only slightly stressed out then exercise feels good
When I'm at a higher level of anxiety though exercise feels more painful like my muscles are more fatigued.
Seems like exercise is good for those who are already doing pretty well.
Times when things were going better in my life I was also able to exercise more because my life overall was working better.
When my life isn't working well it's harder for me to exercise...
It's NOT the other way around...exercise and then your life will get better...
Just saying I think I see a fallacy in the old cliche about exercise to reduce stress.