Exercise is Essential to Reducing Stress.

By on November 16, 2013

Relaxion Training is any exercise or stretch that is done specifically to reduces your physical and emotional stress and consequently improves your emotional health and wellbeing. Learning where stress comes from and how your body responds to it is critical to controlling stress and not letting it ruin your day.

Yoga, Pilates, stretching, running, walking and many other forms of exercise counters the stress and anxiety we experience in our daily routines but learning “how” they affect it is the important part. When you understand that different types of exercise relax the muscles of the body while other forms reduce the “white noise” in the mind, well then you will have a much better understanding of what to do and when which helps relieve emotional anxiety and physical stress.

Stress is a part of life and it is something that you can’t avoid. What you can control is how you handle and adapt to the stresses in your life. This is critical to your overall well being because stress aggravates and accentuates every health issue and medical problem you will inevitably face.

There are healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with stress. The downward spiral of health happens when we experience crises and traumas in our lives, then stress out about it/them and then turn and deal with it in an unhealthy manner such as drugs, alcohol, pills or eating too much.


Starting a new job, school or marriage, raising a family, being promoted or simply dealing with health issues as you age can cause fear, stress and worry, all of which can damage and diminish the proper functioning of your postural alignment, functional mobility and emotional state.

Symptoms include headaches and muscle aches, back pain, heartburn, unset stomach, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, chronic fatigue and an unexpected weight loss or gain and a change in appetite and behavioral or emotional patterns.

Many of the health problems in our society today stem from  overindulgent and hectic lifestyles where people are not addressing the stress in their lives but simply escaping through pills, drugs, alcohol and affairs all of which devastatingly perpetuates the problems even more!


Physical and emotional strength enables you to handle stress better. Improving the strength of your heart, lungs, muscles, tendons, bones and respiratory and immunity systems is one of the best ways to reduce the negative impact that stress has on your body.

The more physically capable your body is and the happier and more confident you are in the look of your body gives an emotional boost to your confidence.

Also improving your emotional strength Stronger hearth It has been clinically proven that you body That is why almost everything you read about stress tells you to exercise 3-5 days a week. Your body is more physically capable that you have

1.     Exercise for at least 30 minutes at least 5 times a week.

2.     Do something just for yourself. Getting a new haircut or having a therapeutic    massage can do wonders when you’re under a lot of stress.

3.     Recognize the things that upset you and try to develop a positive attitude toward those you cannot avoid.

4.     Simplify your life. Don’t try to do too much. Set goals you can achieve. Learn to say “no.”

5.     Develop methods for relaxation; for example, talk with supportive people, take up a hobby, listen to music, watch movies, take walks.

6.     Try not to “self-medicate” with food, alcohol, or over-the-counter medicines. Covering up a problem can make the stress even worse.

7.     Learn to use relaxation techniques, such as mental imaging, diaphragmatic breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.

8.     Get adequate, regular amounts of rest and sleep (6 to 10 hours a night).

9.     Eat a healthy diet.

10.  Drink less coffee and alcohol.

Use positive thoughts and humor to overcome negative thoughts. Rent a comedy from a video store. Share it with friends and laugh your stressors away.


About TheFitnessAnswerMan

The Fitness Answer Man is the online personality founded by Kevin Forrest CPT, FMS Pro Trainer and Master Fitness Trainer for the US Military. He has worked in the fitness industry for 30 years and was one of the first trainers to incorporate the physio ball into people's workouts and helped pioneer in the field of "Core" training. He specializes in movement rehabilitation and uses his experience to help clarify the confusion about diet and exercise that still exists within the fitness industry today.

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