Exercise = Less Stress.

Physical activity itself can take your mind off of your problems and have it redirected to the activity at hand. Any form of physical activity can help you unwind and can become an important part of your approach to easing stress. The same regular exercise routine that helps prevent disease and builds muscle can also help you better manage stress. How does exercise reduce stress?

• It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.

• It’s meditation in movement. After exercising you may find that you’ve forgotten the day’s dilemmas and irritations because you are concentrated only on your body’s movements

• It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety.

• Social Benefits. Most often physical activity involves others, so you can enjoy a double dose of stress-relief with the combined benefits of exercise and fun with friends.

~ Kevin Byrket, Certified Health – Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine

Get your exercise program on track and reduce stress at the same time. Simply pick up the phone and call me at 622-0123 or email me at KByrket@orangecountysportsclub.com and we will assist.