Stress is something that happens to each one of us, no matter how positive we are and how healthy we are trying to become! We have a life, whether it is our job, family, or personal things that may get in our way that cause on going negative energy and stress! How do you fight it? How do you still workout and get the great results we are trying so hard for?
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.
- It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to 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 rousing game of tennis or a nature hike also can contribute to this same feeling.
- 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 that you do.
- It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
I tend to workout my stress! I make sure I always give myself an hour a day to work on me! (I would ideally like 2 hours a day, but sleep is sometimes important for “me time”) So I wake up, workout, eat breakfast and read. It relieves what is to come into my day but helps me start the day on a positive note! Positivity is were the stress lies…. how much negativity do you have in your life? Look back and try to eliminate it! How can you get more positivity into your life? Does it mean surround yourself yourself with positive and active people? Start working out 30 extra minutes a day, spend time with your loved ones…. Find a new job?
Write down 10 things that you could improve on to reduce the stress in your life! You will see that once you reduce the stress, your weight-loss and fitness results will increase by 100%! Change the food you are eating, the healthier you eat, the more energy and the happier you are!
What could you eliminate from you crazy busy life?