Workout Wednesday: What does exercise do for our stress?
There are many physical and mental benefits to exercising regularly and it can actually decrease your level of stress. When we exercise, our body releases endorphins and these can act as painkillers as well as improve our ability to sleep. Overall, when we get better sleep - this also helps improve our mood and mental health. Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration.
It is difficult to feel good about ourselves when we are not taking care of our bodies and when we are overly tired and have no physical energy - it is hard to be in a healthy place mentally.
What kind of exercise or physical activity do you like to do to relieve stress?