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Exercise and How to Manage Stress

A condition of mental and emotional strain with demanding circumstances is what is referred to as stress. A stressed person is prone to psychological breakdown. Causes of stress are very numerous. People are affected by the causes of stress differently. Where we can be a source of our stress. At the workplace, one can be affected by being unhappy with the job, working for long hours, and working under dangerous conditions. Life stress is other form of stress. These emanate from the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, getting married and much more.

Sometimes however, stress can come from inside. One might stress themselves when they worry too much about certain things. Examples of such are fear and certainty, attitude and perceptions, unrealistic expectations, and major life changes. Stress is a form of mental instability. People are advised to try as much as they can to relieve themselves from stress. Stress has negative health implications. These include a headache, fatigue, difficulty in sleeping and irritability. Some of the health implications of stress can be life-threatening. Several ways are used in the management of stress.

The simple tips of dealing with stress are as follows. Stressed people are advised to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Nicotine and caffeine are known to be stimulants. These substances affect increasing the stress levels as opposed to the belief of reducing the stress levels. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, however, it is not a helpful way of dealing with stress. Another way of managing stress is getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep has been identified to be a cause of stress. Another tip of managing stress is the utilization of the relaxation techniques. Tests done to majority of these techniques confirm their efficiency.

The other way of dealing with stress is through doing exercise. There is an increase in the stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline when someone is stressed. The levels of these hormones can be increased further by doing exercise. Iit is not, however, necessary that the exercise be vigorous. Walking in fresh air can also be useful. Working out on a daily basis is even a much better remedy.

There are certain ways on how exercise help in stress management. Exercise has the effect of pumping endorphins into the body. The endorphins are known as brain’s feel-good transmitters. Exercises help a person to forget about someone’s day irritations. Exercise is also effective in improving the mood of a person. The symptoms of depression and increasing the confidence of a person are the ways that exercise assist in improving the mood of a person.