Physical Activity And Relaxation
A hectic fast-paced lifestyle creates lots of stress for most of us. When we're stressed we find it hard to relax. One of the best means of coping with stress and increasing our ability to relax is physical activity.
Virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. Consider walking, jogging, gardening, housecleaning, biking, swimming, weightlifting or anything else that gets you active.
Physical activity pumps up your feel-good endorphins and other natural neural chemicals that enhance your sense of well-being. Exercise also refocuses your mind on your body's movements, improving your mood and helping the day's irritations fade away.
Even moderate amounts of activity lead to improved sleep, more relaxation, and better health and wellness.