Lose Weight and Handle Stress at Home

 

Manage Your Stress With Exercise

 

 

People with high level of aerobic fitness are able to deal with psychological stress more effectively than others with low level of aerobic fitness. Aerobic is essential in any balanced workout plan, you need to have some in your workout. They show lower cardiovascular arousal when exposed to stress and may be less prone to the depression and illnesses that often follow periods of stress. The most obvious benefits of exercise on the stress process is inducing relaxation, changing mood, and providing a psychological distraction.

 

When confronted with a distressing situation, individuals may exercise to distract themselves from the situation. Physical exercise is considered an emotion focused coping strategy because it fulfills the function of regulating emotional and physiological reactions to the stressor event. The mediation effects of exercise on outcome can be related to both short-term and long-term outcomes.

 

The short-term effects include immediate reductions in emotional and physiological reactions, where as long-term effects occur if the exercise is maintained regularly. The result is enhanced physiological energy, weight control, and muscle development resulting in a body shape that is socially admired and contributes to a positive body image.

 

The Cognitive Process: There is a positive relationship between physical fitness and psychomotor speed (reaction time and movement time) among elderly people. In addition, research investigates the relationship suggests that memory search performance is positively correlated with aerobic fitness. Exercise is associated with modest gains in a number of psychological variables and has been used as a treatment approach for a wide variety of disorders and disturbances. The most common disorders can be treated with exercise include depressive and anxiety disorders, psychoses such as schizophrenia and alcoholism abuse. Regular exercise improves mild to moderate depressive symptoms and helps people experiencing bipolar disorders or depression with psychotic features. Exercise may also induce panic attacks among people experiencing panic disorders.

 

Studies on exercise has been shown to have specific overall positive benefits on individuals, and it helps to ward off a host of diseases, all at the same time. However, it must be noted that a lack of exercise will leave a person less equipped to handle many tough situations that life may throw at them; that person might be more inclined to find other destructive ways of managing really tough situations such as drug, alcohol, gambling, among others negative behaviors just to cope with a tough situation.

 

If you are experiencing  too much stress at home, try getting  away and go somewhere like the gym, go visit a friend, walk the mall or go see a movie that will likely make you forgot about your worries and you will likely end up going back home in a much better mood. Exercising is really you fighting stress in the most positive way for the long run, that way you do let it all overwhelm you.  Exercising will break up stress in chunk sizes which makes stress so much easier to handle. You can take charge of stress, or at least concur it better.

Combat Stress With Physical Fitness

beat stress with exercise

Exercise To Reduce Stress

 

As we all know, times are tough these days. With the global economy not being fair, lack of jobs, and people losing their jobs; it’s no wonder why so many people are feeling the pressure from these stressful conditions. Whether you’re experiencing stress from work, issues at home, being unemployed, unable to pay the bills, childcare, divorce, no time for yourself, facing loss of your home or the overall day-to-day struggle to make ends meet; these are all examples of stress related concerns that a lot of us face daily. You may or may not be facing any of those exact unfortunate situation, but you have a friend or family member who is, this can be stressful for anyone.

 

Just because we have to deal with tough situations that life throws at us all at one point or another it doesn’t mean that stress should consume our quality of life. There are a lot of disadvantages from being stressed, which may be the most obvious concept, but there are a lot of ways stress affects you; to include emotionally and physically. Such examples are: mood swings, being irritated often, thinking negative thoughts, headaches, loss/increased sleep, bodily pain or discomfort, loss of sexual desire and a serious impact on your immune system which would increase sickness. These examples can also lead to depression or substance abuse… which is not a good look! Who needs that! I know I don’t! And neither do you! So do yourself some justice and do your best to stop stressing. I know it’s easier said than done, don’t get me wrong, but it is to your benefit.

 

One way to help fight against being stressed or at least bring your stress levels down is by being physically active. Physical activity for at least 30 minutes or more releases endorphins from the brain which make you feel good. I’ve experienced stress reduction personally many times by exercising and it just evaporates, or at least for the moment. Exercise combats stress. If you have not exercised after a stressful situation, just try it and you will see exactly what I am talking about. You will feel so much better after pounding the pavement and sweating it out at your local gym or anywhere else you might exercise at. And who does not want to feel good… outstanding! I see no hands up in the air! Feeling good is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

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You will not only feel better but you will also strengthen your mind, immune system, increased sleep recovery, have more energy, enhanced ability to tell yourself “Yes” instead on no, more focus, increased sex drive, more positive attitude, less or no headaches and an overall increased well-being about yourself. NOW I know, despite all the above, the next thing said maybe… “that’s all well and good but when do I have the time to do this?” The answer is, when you designate it!! Start with a target time of 30 min. That’s it. Just 30 minutes to start with. You put in 8, 9, 10, 12 hours for work, more hours with friends and family and the remaining time is for sleep. Out of a 24 hour period, you can at least find 30 minutes to an hour to de-stress and make sure you do so.

 

After going over some of the benefits of physical activity how could you not want to find 30 minutes to a hour a few days a week to dedicate to your health! So let’s get a moving people… alleviate the stress and dedicate at least 30 minutes to be your best!! Here is a few activities you can do, right at home no less: push-ups, jumping jacks, jump-rope, burpees, run-in-place, stretching (yoga), lunges, pull-ups (if you have a bar), sit-ups, crunches and mountain climbers to name a few. If you can, speed walk, jog or ride your bike around your neighborhood. (make sure you have safety gear) It’s all up to you.

So it’s time to take the trash out. What do you do when your trash gets full… you tie it up and take it out. And that is what you need to do before stress ties you up and takes you out. The hardships, uncertainties and obstacles in life will always be there without a doubt. Instead of stressing over things you can’t change, focus on the things you can. Bad things will happen to good people in life; it’s not always what happens to you in life, but it is the way you re-act to it that make a huge difference. You only live once!! Get fit and get on with your life!