Relieving Stress By Exercise
Exercise, exercise, exercise... Relieving stress by exercise is a really wonderful tool in the race against stress. By exercising we can let go of stress very quickly...
Relieving stress by exercise is a primary way of dealing with the stresses and strains in your life.
And although stress affects your mental and your physical health, using exercise is a great way of helping both aspects of your being: mental and physical.
When you are stressed, going for a walk or going for a run makes a real difference to your stress levels.
The benefits of exercise help stress on many levels.
Relieving stress by exercise is so powerful
I lived in a Buddhist monastery for several years.
When I first arrived in the monastery the first meeting I had with the abbot was on a walk.
We walked round the most beautiful lake close to the monastery and we talked. We walked briskly and I had trouble keeping up at times.
For me this first meeting was a real statement to the importance of exercise.
The monks did yoga, tai chi, went running, walked for hundreds of miles across the country.
One of the monks I knew walked from the south to the north of England at the age of 67! A trip of 600km, one way.
And then he walked back again!
So exercise is important.
Healthy Body Healthy Mind
…has a whole lot of truth to it.
In this section of relieving stress by exercise we will look at the following::
Most People Get Stressed...
Most people, regardless of who the person is, gets stressed at some point during their life, some more often than others.
Sometimes taking a few deep breaths, punching a pillow, or squeezing a stress ball, will relieve some of this stress; however, sometimes it simply does not help it all.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that relieving stress by exercise, in my opinion, is a primary way of dealing with the stresses and strains in one’s life. It works for my clients and friends alike.
What is so important about relieving stress by exercise?
As you will see over the next few pages exercise has a really important part in reducing stress in your life.
Not only is it fun, which is so important, but the psychological and physiological health benefits are huge. Stress increases greatly when we are not exercising.
I personally find that in winter my stress levels increase. Why is this? I feel it is because I exercise less. I enjoy swimming in the sea and don’t do this so often (for obvious reasons – the UK sea is pretty cold!)
I find that I am lacking in energy, precisely because I am not exercising so much.
So for me the relationship between stress and exercise is hugely important in returning balance into your life. I hope that I can convey this to you.
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