NO SWEAT: 3 Easy Workouts That Will Help Release StressPublished by Yvelette Stines on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm.
Kids (mostly teenagers), marriage, job, and responsibilities can all cause stress. But how are you releasing that energy? No, not with a cocktail. Try exercise! A little exercise can be the perfect solution to alleviate built-up tension and frustration. Not to mention, the release in endorphins will change your mood for the better. Short on ideas? Try these fitness options.
Train Like A Boxer
Boxing workouts are intense because they incorporate both high-intensity cardio and muscle-building. Remember to get instruction on proper form for safety, or try small group workouts that incorporate boxing techniques—jabs, hooks, uppercuts, and kicks. And just think, you’ll be stress free and able to defend yourself.
Try A New Way To Cycle
A good group cycling class can release stress and burn more than 500 calories. The combination of tension on the flywheel, pedal speed and breathing creates the perfect setting for endorphin release. Find an instructor that will motivate you, and plays music you like.
The combination of deep breathing, thoughtful movements and melodic music can change your mood in seconds and help relieve pent up stress. If you are new to yoga, try out a beginner class and ease into the poses. There is no perfection in yoga, only progress.
Source: Life Fitness