Stress is something everyone deals with – at work, at home, even on holidays. Unfortunately it can result in health problems such as anxiety, insomnia and weight gain, not to mention heighten your risk of other more serious health problems. One of the best ways to destress- immediately, and in the long term – is through exercise. Exercise not only releases endorphins that make you feel good in the short term, it can increase self esteem and energy levels in the long term. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of exercise for your stress levels, consider one or all of the below to get on top of stress and feel better.
Meditate With Yoga
Not only is yoga a restful and mindful exercise practice, it often also includes meditation. Meditation is a great way to combat stress and other mental health concerns, but for many people it is difficult to start practicing. Yoga gives you something to focus on, whilst letting your anxieties and stress fade away. Yoga positions aim at relaxing, stretching and strengthening the body and mind. Look for a Melbourne yoga class with a qualified instructor to ensure safety and the best results.
Work Out Your Anger At A Gym
Sometimes stress is stemming from a bigger, more volatile emotion such as anger, frustration or even sadness. At a gym you can work out these emotions healthily – running kms on the treadmill, lifting weights or punching a bag. Find out what classes your Port Melbourne gym offers. Remember to always exercise safely – for this reason a gym is a good place to train because there is always supervision and help on hand.
Stretch In Pilates
Pilates has long been feted for being a great tool of stress relief. Moving without feeling tense is an integral part of Pilates. Ongoing feelings of relaxation and freedom from tenseness last long after classes. Melbourne pilates reformer classes should focus on mindful exercise – awareness of your body and it’s movements. This is not only a healthy way to exercise, but a healthy way to live.
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