There are about one million and sixty-seven reasons why people exercise. They want to drop a dress size, lose their baby weight, build a more muscular physique, get a better-toned body, live longer, there are loads of them. But what about if you just want to kick stress in the ass? What?
Life is stressful. Work gets stressful, home life gets stressful, not having time to do what you’re passionate about is stressful; so what is wrong with using exercise to kick stress’ ass every time it starts to creep into our lives. The answer is nothing. It is just a matter of knowing how to beat stress hard and fast, which is why you have got to keep reading.
Beat Stress up Like The Bad Guy it is
One of the best exercises for getting rid of stress is to take it out on a bag. Boxing and kickboxing are at the top of this list. These are also epic when we’re talking about improving women’s fitness because kickboxing and boxing burn calories quicker roughly the same rate you can jab-jab-hook stress in the face.
Look, when stress becomes too much to handle, we look around for things we can break, like a lamp or a phone. We know this will suck in the long term, but we also know it can help. So why not save yourself a phone and just learn to hit some pads in a controlled environment.
Go All High-Energy on Stress
Aerobic exercises do one thing really well; they increase your heart rate and when your heart rate is increased, your body unloads these things called endorphins, which is stress’ kryptonite. They are natural opiates that make you feel happy, super-duper happy, and without any side-effects whatsoever. What classes a high-energy exercise? The best of the bunch are things like running, spinning, and even rollerskating. Actually, definitely rollerskating; this has loads of health benefits. Take that stress; we’re having fun rollerskating.
Yes to Yoga
This is definitely one of the best ways to relieve stress, and not only that but you can also do it anywhere. How? Well, it is just a matter of breathing properly, controlled poses and correct posture.
It is sort of a matter of mind over body where both help each other to promote natural relaxation and bring a wicked healthy balance to your life. Stress doesn’t stand a chance against the power of yoga. It is that simple.
Tai Chi is a Chilled Out Martial Art
This is sort of similar to yoga in the sense it is all about a flowing body and controlled breathing that will help you control your own mind. This is a good thing. It is a gentle way to fight stress. It gives you the power to overcome stress.
What’s really cool, though, is that Tai Chi has roots in martial arts, which means you can imagine yourself to be either the Karate Kid or Steven Seagal. It’s also great for people of any age and has loads of extra benefits like lowering blood pressure, improving the immune system and easing the chances of heart conditions too. It’s pretty badass.
The Gist of it
To sum it all up, we all know about the great benefits of exercise. Relieving stress is definitely a big one, and with the options above, your choices are limitless and excuses should be limited.