Now, this may not fall under the orthodox exercise list, but meditating helps to cure anxiety just as much. When you are meditating, you are bringing focus to your breathing. You control your intake of oxygen and the outflow of carbon dioxide. By doing so, your brain is getting the signal to calm yourself down and stop feeling so stressed out. When you are in control of your own breathing and your own emotions, you won’t feel as distressed or feel as panicky.