You’re busy! I know. I’m surprised you even have time to read this right. All too often ‘busy’ is synonymous with ‘stress’- something we all have way too much of.
For most, their exercise routine is just another cause of stress- one more thing you have to fit in, make time for, feel bad about when you don’t do it and push it off until the next day.
Switch your thinking. Exercise is your CURE for stress. A good workout stimulates your beta-endorphins (which are 30 times more powerful than morphine) and helps you burn off that extra tension and anxiety.
The best workouts for eliminating stress?
Boxing. Sure, you get to beat the crap out of something, but you also get a great cardio, upper body and core workout. Punch away.
Aerobic Exercise. Working in repetitive motion, clearing your mind while pushing your body as hard as it will go is better for lowering stress than any prescription out there.
Sports. Playing basketball or volleyball with a few friends is not only a great workout, it’s a great stress reliever. Fresh air, blasting fat and fun with friends- it doesn’t get much better than that.
Yoga. For a slower, calming (yet, still effective) mind clearing workout, give your body and mind a good stretch with a long yoga session.
Don’t stress about your stress level- use it. Use your anxiety and pent up energy to push yourself further than you thought you ever could, and end up feeling even better afterward than you thought you could.