Posted by Tommy Runfola | July 7, 2017
The 5 Best Exercises To Relieve Stress and Anxiety
In the last few years, exercise has become quite popular because people have realized how useful physical activity can be for their physical health. At the same time, the World Health Organization and other similar organizations have been working on increasing the awareness about the negative effects of physical inactivity. The WHO has warned people that physical inactivity has become the leading cause of disease and disability in modern time. But, what many people don’t know is that physical activity and exercises are good for the mental health too. The National Center For Biotechnology information stated that “It turns out that exercises act as powerful, natural stress relief method. There are numerous studies that have confirmed that they can eliminate anxiety too.”
Of course, some of these exercises are better than the others. In this article, we will highlight the best five exercises to relieve stress and anxiety.
In case you want to practice an exercise that will activate your cardiovascular system and enhance your health in general while providing stress relief, then water aerobics is an excellent option. Water makes movements of the spine, legs, and joints easier. On the other hand, the water resistance gives a great workout. Many people say that simply by being present in the water they feel relieved.
2. Tai Chi
Those interested in trying something entirely new and engaging, cannot go wrong with Tai Chi. This is a very old type of martial art that originates from China. People have used it for hundreds of years, and even though in most cases it’s used for self-defense, it turns out that the training process provides stress relief and anxiety relief too. The best part is that people can practice Tai Chi almost anywhere they want. Individuals, who are involved in Tai Chi training sleep better, find inner peace and enhance mental focus.
Yoga is a technique that is closely connected to meditation. The essence of yoga is to improve your physical health, but the meditation part of it has proven to be ideal for relieving stress and anxiety. The mental element in this exercise is obviously strong. Men and women love yoga because it offers many different methods of practice like power yoga, Sahaja yoga, and Bikram yoga. As you probably know, there is an extensive list of mental and physical benefits of doing yoga regularly.
4. Muay Thai
Now here’s another martial art and combat sport that can help you get rid of stress and anxiety. Muay Thai or Thai boxing is suitable for men and women of all ages. This is a set of various exercises that will help you tone your muscles, improve cardiovascular health and forget about stress and anxiety. Muay Thai builds discipline and self-confidence too.
In case you are looking for a simple, yet effective exercise to eliminate stress and anxiety, give running a try. As previously mentioned, every exercise that increases the heart rate is good for this purpose. You can run at any pace and at any place – as long as you are doing it regularly, you can expect improvement.
You can’t expect to be at your best unless you know how to relieve stress and anxiety. Modern sales professionals and executives are under pressure all the time. The stress and anxiety they feel must be addressed right away and exercise seems to be the most efficient solution. As you can see – this solution can be fun too.
When you feel like stress or anxiety starts to creep in, I offer you these five simple exercises to help you get back track and regain your confidence. Stress and anxiety are leading causes to trigger doubt and feelings of depression.
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Remember “doubt only wins if you let it.”
Until Next Time Friends
p.s. comment below on what exercises you use when you get stressed?