Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Six ways to reduce stress with exercise

The latest research shows how breaking a sweat can relieve tension

Cycling at 75% of your max heart rate, for 20 minutes, four times a week beats boosts the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.
Northwestern University

Practise tai chi before bed. Its focus on breathing and movement helps to relieve tension.
The Mayo Clinic

 Swimming lowers stress levels by giving you an endorphin rush. Ten minutes is all it takes.
University of Hull

 Taking up boxing deters stress-related cellular ageing, and gets rid of that grey office pallor.
Plos one

  Taking up yoga cuts stress. And not just because of the lycra-clad lovelies. The slow pace switches your brain to a peaceful mode.
The Mayo Clinic

 Book a session at your local squash courts. Physical activity bumps the production of your brain’s endorphins (feel-good transmitters) distracting you from stress and boosting your mood.
The Mayo Clinic

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