Relieve Your Stress!
It's true that aerobic workouts are great stress beaters. Exercise helps relieve stress through several different physical mechanisms:
- Fifteen minutes of any activity that works the major muscle groups - such as running, cycling, walking, swimming and stair climbing - helps relax the muscles.
- Exercise helps your body metabolize stress hormones more quickly.
- Exercise releases endorphins, those naturally produced chemicals thought to relieve stress and promote a sense of well-being.