1 - When you add in exercise and movement to your daily routine you improve your overall health and your sense of well-being, It's almost an instant mood booster. It gets those endorphins flowing in. Physical activity helps increase the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is sometimes referred to as a runner's high, It should refer to just about any movement exercise, even a stroll in the park. Let's call it movement high, get off your butt and check it out!
2 - It's meditation in motion. I often tell this to people who tell me they can't meditate. If you can lose yourself in an activity. Whether it's running, hiking, gardening you will see that you've forgotten your day's frustrations or found a solution to a problem that's been nagging at you after being physically active in some way.
3 – If you become involved with an activity it often can involve a class, group runs/hikes/walks, clubs, competitions, and...
You can't control everything going on in your life, but you can certainly control the way you react to the situations. Here are 3 ways to reduce overwhelm and stress that are pretty simple. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things you can do to help with stress. You just need to find a few that work for you. These are my favorites!
When I'm in a state of overwhelm or an extremely stressful situation, deep breathing is definitely the quickest fix for instant relief. It can really change almost any situation. Taking long deep breaths makes you feel the same way your body feels in a state of relaxation. It helps lower heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension.
For all those people who have kinda tried with no luck. I'm here to tell you it is scientifically proven to help you calm down. Slow deep belly breathing stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, this is the one that calms us down. The opposite of the sympathetic nervous system...