It’s no news that stress is a killer and a major problem of many working class adults in the world today.
When stress affects the brain, the rest of the body is also affected. So it’s important to make your mind and body feel better, and that can be done through exercising and relaxation.
These tips would show you how to use exercising and relaxation to fight stress.
1. DON’T GO TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
When exercising, don’t go too hard on yourself. Enjoy your exercise period; the more comfortable you are during exercise, the more relief you feel. Also, it’s important to note that you should keep your rest period short and reduce your number of repetitive exercises.
2. LISTEN TO SLOW AND MEDITATIVE MUSIC
According to a study published in the British journal Heart, slow and meditative music is a proven way to help relieve stress.
3. GO SWIMMING
A Swedish research published in the International Journal of Stress Management found that floating in water helps trigger the body relaxation response, and in turn lower stress-hormone levels.
Also, nearly 80% of the study participants showed improvement as they felt less depressed and less tensed.
4. FIND TIME TO LAUGH
Laughter is one of the best stress reliever. Research has even shown that laughter doesn’t only help relieve stress, but also improves immune functions.
5. TEAM SPORTS
With team sports, you get a double relief from stress because you not only exercise your body, but you have fun as well. This can trigger your body to release endorphins, which would in turn reduce stress and improve your ability to sleep.
6. WORRY LESS
A study of 166 married couples found that women worry more than men, and this is why they are easily stressed. Why men tend to worry on just one thing at a time, women worry about so many things at the same time, like her job, weight, family etc.
Stop stressing yourself about things you can’t control.
7. HIGH-ENERGY ACTIVITIES
High-energy activities like skipping, running, dancing etc increases heart rate, and this would in turn trigger your body to produce endorphins which would help alleviate stress.
Scientists have found that these aerobic exercises have been shown to decrease overall levels of tensions and improve sleep and even self-esteem.
Do not let stress ruin your life. Fight stress today.