To honor Stress Awareness Day we are sharing our favorite way to reduce stress, working out.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. There really isn’t any way to not have stress in our lives. According to the ADAA survey on stress and anxiety disorders, seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily. Additionally, most of the surveyors say it interferes at the minimum moderately with their lives.
From a very simple standpoint, we all usually feel better after working out–not only physically but mentally and here is why –
3 Reasons Why Working Out Reduces Stress
Working out is a great way to boost your mood and wash your worries away, but really it is. I know it sounds pretty cliché, but it literally doesn’t get much simpler than that. Regular exercise can totally put you at ease while having the ability to lower symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety.
The Feel Good Pump
Working out (or many types of physical activity) helps increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, also known as endorphins. Endorphins are the feel-good hormones. Increasing your endorphins naturally makes you feel better.
A Speedy Meditation
Although you aren’t sitting there practicing your meditation skills, or lack thereof, when it comes to working out, you still can stimulate the same results as if you were meditating. Think about it, when it comes to meditating, you are instructed to shut your mind off from its chatter. Well, after you are done with a great workout, how do you feel? You should feel as though the worry you had beforehand has suddenly disappeared or your idea on how to get something done is no longer stressful but you see more clarity because the other junk clogging your mind has vanished from your sweaty activity.
And as a bonus, working out can help you sleep better. The better you sleep the better your chances of being in a good mood are. It’s science 😉