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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