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How Staying Active Helps Decrease Stress

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How Staying Active Helps Decrease Stress

Seriously, who doesn’t experience some sort of stress every single day of their lives!  Someone pulls into our parking spot and we act as if the world has come to an end!  What helps us deal with everyday stresses like this in better way?  You got it, ACTIVITY.

Stress is directly related to inactive body and mind. Stress causes the mind to function s-l-o-w-l-y. Physical activity is considered as one of the best remedies for stress. In fact, exercise is helps the mind and body to function properly and work as a team.  That rapid blood flow delivering oxygen to the brain is a wonderful thing!  Here is how it works:

It pumps up those endorphins

Physical activity is known to pump up your endorphins. Besides, it keeps the neurotransmitters of the brain active. This results in the better functionality of brain and helps in reducing stress.

It improves your mood

One of the greatest benefits of staying active is that it improves your mood and increases the morphine level which helps in decreasing stress. Natural Morphine…what?  Physical activity also balances the hormone level. Exercise and physical activity help in increasing your self-confidence. It helps in relaxing you and is known to lower the stress symptoms.

It makes you love yourself

This is the most important thing. Loving yourself can help you fight depression more than anything else. When you keep busy and active in doing everyday tasks and achieving great results, it makes you feel good about the thing around you. Not doing enough activity in the day leads to overthinking and anxiety. Keeping yourself busy is one of the best remedies for depression and stress.

It changes up your routine for better

Physical activity changes your everyday routine and helps you in completing your tasks in less time and with more efficiency. Hence it keeps you busy with yourself and reduces the stress and anxiety.

So the next time you are feeling stressed, take a walk, ride a bike, take your dog for a walk, or hit the gym.  I guarantee you will deal with that nasty thing named “stress” the next time it tries to get in your way.