How New Moms Beat Motherhood Stress
Researchers in Australia looked at the “psychological distress, depression, anxiety, and stress” of new mothers. Their first finding was not a surprise: “mothers had significantly poorer psychological well-being than the general Australian population.”
The good news is that “with the exception of anxiety, psychological well-being of mothers who reported exercising three to four times per week was significantly and meaningfully more positive compared to those mothers that reported not to exercise.”
Regular exercise is a cheap, healthy way to beat the stress of motherhood and improve your self image.