Exercise to De-Stress

Stress is different for everyone, but most of us have felt overwhelmed or challenged at some point and as a result had our well-being compromised. Short-term stress helps us prepare for a potential threat, but long-term stress can have a negative effect mentally, physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually.

Health Tip:  Exercise is one healthy habit to help you de-stress. Exercise not only has many positive physiological effects on the body and also is therapeutic in terms of releasing stress and relaxing the mind. Performing exercise on a daily basis can help to control the stressors one encounters. When an individual performs aerobic exercise the stress hormones (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine) are utilized effectively which initiates a calming response at the completion of exercise (Seaward, 2009). The short-term neural and hormonal effects last approximately 36 hours (Seaward, 2009, p. 515).

Exercise today to de-stress!

References:

Seaward, B. (2009). Physical exercise and activity. (6th ed.). Managing stress: principles for strategies for health and well-being (pp. 511-527). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

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