Exposing the body to prolonged episodes of stress might also trigger chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, and some forms of cancer. It also negatively affects the portion of the brain that is responsible for self-control and decision making, which can cause an individual to succumb to undesirable addictive habits.
Unleash the workouts, release the stress
Endorphins are the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters. Boosting the production of these happy hormones can help to combat the negative effects of stress.
Calms you down
The full focus required when engaging in exercises allows you to temporarily forget your problems, giving rise to a calmer mind.
Keeps the muscles working
All forms of workout can help to relax stress-related muscles that are very tense, which alleviates aches such as neck or back pains, or headaches.
Improves the quality of sleep
Research has shown that an active lifestyle not only helps individuals fall asleep faster, it also promotes quality sleep throughout the night. This will bolster one's alertness and focus the following day.
Inculcates a "Never Say Die" attitude
Exercise helps to build determination and resilience. Consistent engagement in physical activities can encourage individuals to realise their physical and mental potential. This gives them a pathway to see how far they really can improve and grow.
By : Alvin Ho
B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)
By : Dr Shawn Ee
BSc. BPsych. DPsych.(Clinical), Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist