Feeling Stressed, Try Exercise

Exercise increases overall health & well-being!

For a good majority of us in this world, stress can be a regular part of the day. Studies suggest that up to 77 percent of people feel the physical effects of stress on a regular basis in the form of: headaches, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, muscle aches | pains, crankiness, and difficulty focusing. These signs and symptoms can lead to more detrimental health related issues if ignored for too long. Unfortunately, stress is impossible to avoid all together, but learning how to manage it in healthy ways can help decrease, and limit the amount and severity of the symptoms.

What is the best way you ask? The best way to decrease stress and limit the severity of symptoms is through, exercise.

Plus it puts a pep in your step and makes your skin glow. So what are you wait for?!

Other Benefits of Exercise:

Gives you more Energy - Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. When your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores. Start off with just a few minutes of exercise per day, and increase your workout as you feel more energized

Promotes Better Sleep - Fall asleep faster, and get a better, deeper nights rest with regular physical activity. Even short bursts of exercise can help regulate sleep patterns. If evening workouts are the preferred choice, choose relaxing exercises such as yoga or gentle stretching, these types can help promote sleep.

Improves Mood | Self-Confidence - Exercise increases the 'feel-good' hormones called endorphins which can lead to more self-confidence, and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety, thus improving our overall mood. Plus, who doesn't feel good when they know they're taking charge of their body, and their life, Right?!

Can Help Control Weight-Gain - Obviously when you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. That said, any amount of movement | activity is better than none at all — take the stairs instead of the elevator or rev up your household chores. Consistency is key. a tip that may not be as obvious is: regular exercise (or movement) can lead to better food cravings and 80% of changing our bodies starts in the Kitchen... Just a little 'food for thought'.

May AMP up your Sex-drive - The list of things above are all contributors when it comes to how we feel about/how often we have SEX! Are you too tired? Feeling out of shape and/or lacking self-confidence? Studies have shown that regular physical activity may enhance arousal for women. When you feel more confident, you may feel a bit more sexy. And studies have proven that men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction.

Aids in Combatting Health Conditions | Disease - Concerned about heart health? Wanting to prevent high blood pressure? Being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol, and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Bottom line: exercise (movement of any kind) on the regular can help prevent or manage many health related issues and concerns, including: Stroke, Metabolic syndrome, High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, Many types of cancer, Arthritis, and prevent Falls

It can also help improve cognitive function and helps lower the risk of death from all causes. "the Mayo Clinic"

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