Even though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well.
Think about all the times you have heard someone say “the doctor says it’s stress related”. Normally people will laugh it off, concluding that doctors say that when they don’t know the real answers or diagnosis. The truth of the matter is that too much stress will play a role in many diseases.
Consider exercising as a safe and effective way to help increase your immune system and decrease your stress level. It can be as simple as stretching and walking. The whole idea is to get moving!
There are several different exercises that you can do to help you eliminate the stress in your life. Walking is by far the best, as you can easily lose yourself and your troubles by walking. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health as well as stress.
If you enjoy sitting around watching television, consider buying a jogging board. These padded boards will make running, jumping, or walking in place less stressful on your knees and joints. They are easy to store as well and also very portable.
In many people’s opinions, jogging boards are the best pieces of equipment you can buy. They are also far cheaper than bulky treadmills and stationary bikes.
Another option for you to consider is joining your local fitness center. Working out then sitting in the sauna is a great way to relieve tension. If your gym has a pool, you may find swimming to be very beneficial as well.
One of the best ways to reduce stress and get healthy is to work directly with a personal trainer. It may sound scary at first, but working with a fitness professional in a small group training program or one-on-one has been shown to get people fit and healthy faster than doing it alone.
Whatever you decide, the over all idea is to get moving!
With the new year just around the corner, now is the best time to make changes to your stress levels and improve your fitness. AlaskaFit is always here to help. To find out more about our programs, request a free consultation by clicking the “Free Consult!” button at the top of this page. Or give us a call at 907-783-1241.
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Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!