Stressed about the holidays? You may want to exercise. Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. You don’t have to be an athlete; even a little exercise can go a long way in helping you manage stress. Here are some more benefits to exercise:
It increases production of endorphins by the brain.
Focussing on only your body’s movements, exercise can help you forget about the stresses in your life for a moment.
It can improve your mood, boost self-confidence, and lower symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety.
Exercise can help you sleep better.
It’s important to find an activity you enjoy so you’ll stick to it and make it a part of your regular routine. It doesn’t have to be a marathon - any form of physical activity can help you unwind and become part of your approach to easing stress.