Regular exercise and activities with family and friends can help take your mind off stress and help your body to combat the effects of stress such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite, irritability, and depression.
In fact exercise is a great stress buster!
It causes the release of the body's natural 'feel good chemicals' called endorphins' , it can help reduce anxiety and depression by helping you to become more focussed and 'clearer headed' which helps you make better decisions. It also helps you feel more in control of the causes of your stress.
Two great reviews on exercise and stress can be found:
If you feel stressed, take some time out of your day for exercise. Think about how you can incorporate more physical activity into your daily plan to help combat the effects of stress. Prolonged stress can lead to heart disease, cancer, and mental health problems. So speak to your doctior or health provider and ASK for help and advice in dealing with your stress, from whatever causes: help is available! Make time for regular cardiovascular (heart), stength, stretching and balance exercises: remember to get at least 30 minutes of regular exercise, on at least five days a week. Ask your family and firends to help you combat stress and avoid ill health!
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Ann Gates BPharm(Hons) MRPharmS
Personal Trainer, NCDs Exercise Specialist and BACPR Exercise Instructor.... and on a mission to help every patient access quality exercise advice and support... GLOBALLY!