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Exercises That Help Reduce Stress

People feel stress for a number of different reasons and that isn’t good for our health. People are always trying new ways to reduce their stress levels but a simple and effect method that not only reduces stress but will also improve your health is exercising. Exercising, or any physical activity, pumps up the endorphins which are the feel good hormones of the brain and acts as a natural painkiller that can reduce stress. Here are a few exercises that are effective.

Kickboxing

A powerful workout that not only reduces stress but can also improve your balance and coordination. It  gives you the opportunity to learn self defence if ever needed and can serve as an outlet for any anger and frustration you might want to let out.

Running

Try running, walking, jogging or even power walking. The key is to keep moving as it increases your heart rate. When your heart rate is accelerated, your endorphins are at its highest and will significantly lower stress.

Team Sports

Another way to reduce stress is to surround yourself with people you have fun with, so why not combine the two together? Gather up your family and friends and participate in some team sports. You get in a workout, lower stress and have fun with the family all at the same time.

Yoga/Tai Chi

This is all about movement and puts a lot of focus on breathing. It is the perfect way to calm your mind and just enjoy the peace it makes you feel. It gives you the chance to forgot your worries and just be.

Hiking

Combining fun with exercise are effective methods to reduce stress. Going on a long hike will give you a workout while you take in the scenery as you go. This will put you in a better mood and your stress will be the last thing on your mind.

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