So it is great to know that exercise is an excellent way to help you reduce stress. Yeah!!! so we can now stay on track with our goals and reduce stress at the same time.
Exercise can decrease ‘stress hormones’ like cortisol, and increase endorphins, your body’s ‘feel-good’ chemicals, giving your mood a natural boost. (This is the chemistry behind a ‘runner’s high’.)
- Try techniques to relax.Breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, and yoga can help relieve stress.
- Breathing exercises.These include roll breathing, a type of deep breathing.
- Progressive muscle relaxation.This technique reduces muscle tension. You do it by relaxing separate groups of muscles one by one.
- Yoga, tai chi, and qi gong.These techniques combine exercise and meditation. You may need some training at first to learn them. Books and videos are also helpful. You can do all of these techniques at home.
Breathing Relaxation Exercise
Yoga Relaxation Exercises – Health & Fitness – ModernMom
Deep Muscle Relaxation technique
What methods and techniques do you use to relax and reduce stress?