I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety for about three years now. I have found exercise to be the best relief from my mental illnesses. Becoming mentally strong enough to continue to push myself farther physically has helped me by allowing me to feel better about my body and my life. Having a purpose and goals also really creates a focus for me. I have learned that I need to keep myself busy, sitting around all day can be one of the worst things for your depression and anxiety! Go make plans and get moving!!!!