Stress is pretty much a given in everyone’s life, whether it’s from work, money, relationships, health problems… you get the idea. However, what’s not a given in everyone’s life is regular exercise, which can help balance out the bad.
While being active can help you manage stress, certain exercises may be more effective than others for helping you relax while also getting the other benefits (namely building flexibility, balance and strength). Here are 13 exercises to try if you’re feeling especially stressed out…
1. Moving Experiences
EveryDay Health says that “high-energy activities” – namely aerobic exercises – can help you sweat out the stress. These exercises include running, dancing, and others (which we’ll get to).
These activities – which also include in-line skating and spinning – boost your heart rate and consequently release feel-good endorphins, which are “natural opiates” without the harmful side effects. You should check with your doctor before engaging in these high-intensity exercises, it adds.