So many things to do, so little time – from workload stress, to family commitments and life in general, squeezing in that hour of exercise a day may seem like an insurmountable task! The idea of flopping down onto your couch with a bag of chips may be far more appealing, but qualified life coach and Adventure Boot Camp trainer and franchise owner, Chirene Wiid, explains why this is a very bad idea!
“The best way to manage your stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. Exercise really is the quickest route to achieving a positive mental attitude and feeling of well-being,” says Chirene. “Whether you’re starting your morning on a positive note or ending your busy day with a workout, the benefits are endless. Build your self esteem, manage depression and anxiety and be a more pleasant you just by adding exercise into your routine.”
Stress-busting benefits of exercise
- Boosts your endorphins: Physical activity helps to stimulate the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters. Go for a run, take a hike or join a boot camp class – exercise will rewire your brain and set your happy hormones on fire!
- It’s meditation in motion: Forget the day’s irritations and concentrate on your body’s movements. Shed your daily stress through movement and physical activity; focussing on a single energetic task will help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do.
- Improves your mood: Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. It will also improve your sleep – fact! All of this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
- Group mentality: The benefits of exercising in a group far outweigh those of training solo – especially if exercise is new to your routine. Don’t underestimate the power of group-think to motivate you on days when you’re feeling low.
Visit: Adventure Boot Camp is available across the country – from Cape Town to Potchefstroom – visit www.AdventureBootCamp.co.za to find a class and suitable timeslot in your area.
Next steps: Sign up to an hour-long morning or evening session one, three or five days a week, over four weeks.
Commit: Set yourself a one, three and six month goal and treat yourself upon meeting your milestone.
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