Stress Management

Stress Management Exercises

Managing stress and symptoms of stress is necessary to be able to cope up with every day life. Undue stress influences our health and causes a number of health related problems such as high blood pressure, insomnia and body ache. There are a number of methods to handle stress and minimize its effect. Herbal therapy, meditation and exercise are three methods that work very well in helping us to cope with stress.

Research has proved that stress management exercises are one of the best ways to relieve tension. Nothing eases stress better than exercise. Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being. Rigorous physical activity increases the level of mood enhancing endorphins in our body.

Physical exercise strengthens your cardiovascular functions by making the blood vessels more elastic, increasing oxygen supply, strengthening and enlarging the heart and lowering levels of cholesterol. It is no wonder that physical exercise increases the blood flow in our body. With an increase in blood flow, the body is able to get rid of accumulated toxic waste materials that are a bye product of stress.

Exercise is an outlet for the emotions of frustration, irritability, and anger and depression that plague us during our stressful phases. It provides us with a means to become more positive towards life. Physically intensive exercises such as jogging, bicycling swimming and hiking and other similar forms of repetitive exercise are a sort of meditation in motion. These exercises have the same deep impact on our body’s ability to handle burnout and stress as meditation.

Exercise keeps our body functioning properly and ensures that we can experience a deep and restful sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the world. Exercising in a group also helps us, as it not only provides us with physical activity but also a way to bond with other people.