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Exercising to relax

Exercising to relax
How does exercise reduce stress, and can exercise really be relaxing? Rest and relaxation. It's such a common expression that it has become a cliche. And although rest really can be relaxing, the pat phrase causes many men to overlook the fact that exercise can also be relaxing. It's true for most forms of physical activity as well as for specific relaxation exercises. Exercise is a form of physical stress. How exercise reduces stress Aerobic exercise is key for your head, just as it is for your heart. Regular aerobic exercise will bring remarkable changes to your body, your metabolism, your heart, and your spirits. How can exercise contend with problems as difficult as anxiety and depression? The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis. Behavioral factors also contribute to the emotional benefits of exercise. Exercise and sports also provide opportunities to get away from it all and to either enjoy some solitude or to make friends and build networks. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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3 big reasons Singapore employees complain about being stressed out, Business News For as long as I can remember, Singaporeans have always been complaining about being stressed out. Even in the "good old days" when the MRT could function without breaking down every 3 seconds and kids without tuition still existed, Singaporeans were complaining about living in a pressure cooker society. But it seems that it's only in the last decade that workplace stress has become such a big issue. Thanks to the internet, working hours have gotten longer and longer, and we've made a name for ourselves globally for working some of the longest hours in the world. So a recent report announcing that workplace stress is on the rise was completely unsurprising. What was more revealing, though, is that not just long working hours but factors like office politics and unproductive meetings were singled out as some of the biggest stressors.

Chronic stress: Symptoms, health effects, and how to manage it Short-lived feelings of stress are a regular part of daily life. When these feelings become chronic, or long-lasting, they can severely impact a person’s health. In this article, we look at what chronic stress is, how to identify it, and the medical consequences it can have. We also describe ways to manage stress, including medical treatments, and when to see a doctor. Stress is a biological response to demanding situations. It causes the body to release hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline.

Sour mood getting you down? Get back to nature Research suggests that mood disorders can be lifted by spending more time outdoors. Image: © Sidekick/Getty Images Looking for a simple way to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and maybe even improve your memory?

Juggling work and family time, achieving good work-life balance is possible, Lifestyle News Good work-life balance - what does it really look like? Its contours are vague, definitions different. "What constitutes a healthy work-life balance will vary substantially between individuals and families. Some people may be able to tolerate more demanding working conditions than others," says Dr Jonathan Ramsay, a lecturer at the Human Resource Management Programme at SIM University. He offers a working definition. Singapore spends $3.1 billion on stress-related illnesses annually: Study, Health News SINGAPORE - A study has found that Singapore spends about US$2.3 billion (S$3.1 billion), or 18 per cent, of its total healthcare expenditure on stress-related illnesses annually. This put the nation's proportion of expenditure on stress-related illnesses second-highest out of the nine regions studied in the report, coming just 0.8 per cent behind Australia's 18.8 per cent. The other seven regions were Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report, which was produced by healthcare consultancy firm Asia Care Group on behalf of health insurance and services company Cigna, was published on Thursday (Nov 21).

7 benefits of meditation, and how it can affect your brain - Insider The benefits of meditation are extensive — and backed by science. The mental health benefits of meditation include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness. Meditation also has benefits for your physical health, as it can improve your tolerance for pain and help fight substance addiction. Over 6 in 10 workers grumble about stressful job load They even work past the official office hours. According to JobsCentral, 66% of Singapore workers say that their workload has increased when compared with six months ago, according to a survey conducted by Singapore’s leading online job portal, JobsCentral. Here's more from JobsCentral:

Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the cause.

We've all read by now that exercise can indeed help us, therefore having a clearer guide with regards on specific tasks one can do to work away that stress. by tere_003 Mar 23