Most people know that exercise is a great way to relieve stress. What rarely gets attention is the fact that reducing stress levels can actually improve exercise performance and recovery. Technically, exercise is a form of positive stress. Your body receives a stimulus, then adapts in a positive manner. The immediate results are better performance, increases in strength and less body fat. This is what is known as an “acute stress response” – a specific stimulus that lasts for a temporary period. Acute stressors can be very healthy, and are necessary for any type of growth.
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When you picture the perfect summer, what do you see? I see myself nestled in a hammock with a book in my lap and an ice-cold lemonade in my hand.
Unfortunately for many of us, the reality of the season is a chaotic jumble of summer camp schedules, 10-hour road trips and unbearable heat waves. (Where’s that lemonade when I need it?) And if there’s one thing I don’t have time for during summer, it’s remembering to re-order my favorite products.
What’s waiting for YOU on Monday morning – is it a pile of paperwork? An endless list of errands? Whatever your situation, the (unofficial) start of the week can bring plenty of unpleasant stress.
If you’re suffering from a “case of the Mondays,” try these easy stress relief techniques:
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