Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress Exercise in any form can act as a stress reliever.
Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.
You know that exercise does your body good, but you're too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there's good news when it comes to exercise and stress.
Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. If you're not an athlete or even if you're out of shape, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management. Discover the connection between exercise and stress relief — and why exercise should be part of your stress management plan.
FITNESS IS MY #1 FORM OF THERAPY! THE MORE I PUSH MYSELF, THE BETTER I AM ABLE TO DEAL WITH AND COPE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND ME!
((this has been my mantra to help me with the toughest things that life throws at me... it helped me through COVID and the closing of my brick and mortar business and through family crisis' as well!))
REMEMBER: IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT PUSH!
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Exercise and stress relief
Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits.
CLINICALLY SPEAKING: It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a bike ride, an hour of boot camp, indoor cycling, a game of tennis or a nature hike just a few of the many ways to contribute to this feeling.
PSYCHOLOGICALLY SPEAKING: It's meditation in motion. After a fast-paced game of racquetball or several laps in the pool, you'll often find that you've forgotten the day's irritations and concentrated only on your body's movements. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, you may find that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything you do.
EMOTIONALLY SPEAKING: It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, it can relax you, and it can lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise can also improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All of these exercise benefits can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis. Exercise reduces levels of the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators.
So... ARE YOU READY to KNOCK OUT THAT STRESS??
THERE'S NO TIME LIKE NOW...START TODAY!
FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU LIKE TO DO..
ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE A BEGINNER...
AND TAKE IT FROM THERE....