The subject of stress is to most people very real in today’s world of work, work, work and quite frankly work some more, but because I get to train people every day, there is another factor I have observed other than my clients goals being achieved.
And that is that training and exercise always seems to have a positive effect and some sort of anxiety or stress relief, turns out that this connection between stress relief and exercise has been known for over 60 years. Whether you’re the president of a Fortune 500 company, a Kindergarten teacher or a construction worker, you have stress to deal with.
But you don’t have to let it get the best of you, here are some links of the some of the most recent scientific research.
Just to give you an idea, the majority of those people at the very top of the fortune 500 companies keep up with a regular exercise schedule.
Yes its true, not everyone owns a fortune 500 company but most of us have stress in our lives, battling stress in your day-to-day routine, well you can stop pulling your hair out and get back to living a more relaxed life.
How can you turn your stress-filled life on its head?
With one of the best weapons against stress: exercise.
Because every time you exercise, you increase your body’s production of endorphins.
In case you didn’t get the memo, endorphins are responsible for those good moods you get in after a race or the euphoria you feel while chomping down on a piece of chocolate.
However, before you grab a piece of chocolate and skip the gym, remember the end result of each and choose which one will help you battle stress in the long run. (Hint: It’s not the chocolate.)
Best Bets: Now that you know exercise reduces stress, you may be wondering which exercises will be most likely to keep you from banging your head against the wall. Ready to learn what exercise you should be performing as you wage war against stress? Here it is: whatever you enjoy doing.
That’s right – any and all exercise you perform helps you fend off the effects of stress. So whether you enjoy jogging, lifting weights, playing basketball, practicing ballet, swimming, yoga, rowing, or boxing, simply getting involved in your exercise of choice is sure to help reduce your stress.