EXERCISE: A WAY OUT FROM STRESS

Posted by Alan Hale on

STRESS. STRESS. STRESS! At home! At work! With friends! Stress can be everywhere. Whether we like it or not stress is a feeling all too familiar to all of us. We live in a fast paced world that constantly puts us in a lot of stress. We cannot ignore the reality of how stress causes us to feel drained, although it is naturally there to wake us up and allow us to get a grasp of the limited time that we have by causing us to be alert. But sometimes this stress is too much to handle, it ends up feeling like a baggage dragging down from our shoulders that is hard to shake off.
What can you do?
The good news is that there are great ways for us to combat stress in our life and one of the best ways to do so is through exercise. Exercise makes you feel more energized because it releases endorphins into the blood. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkiller and stress fighters and are very similar to morphine. So you can literally get “high on life” from exercising. Exercising not only affects your overall mood in a good way it also contribute to modulation of appetite, release of sex hormones, and enhancement of the immune response. And you can reap this powerful benefits from forms of vigorous exercise like running, swimming, lifting weights or cycling.
Now I can hear you screaming through the laptop, but exercise is hard and all the gyms are closed from Covid-19 lockdown, and you are right, exercise is hard most of the time but it doesn’t have to be. You can reap this benefits from 15 minutes of vigorous exercise like running or from 30 minute of moderate exercise like cycling or walking. You can even shoe-in your exercise in your commute by using a bike. And with our Electric Bikes you can go as hard as you want knowing the motor will be there to help you out when you get exhausted. You get to go to places you need to be while working out.
This is a good way to allow us not just to look better but to feel better. Our brain is a powerful part of our body, and our mind contributes to our will, our drive to do things and not do things. A healthy mind would give us the boost we need to get through each day, and what better way to help our mind with a cycling! If we are going to release chemicals in our blood it mind as well be endorphins. Let’s combat our stress with exercise.

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