working out will help you handle your stresses and keep you away from
Still feelin’ a little too lazy to hit the gym? Just in
case, here’s yet another reason why working out should be a priority. Exercise
actually proves to generate an overall happier attitude, and is the perfect
Recently, over 250 young boys and girl participated in an
experiment to find out the mental effects of exercise. For four days, the
parents would account for their child’s levels of cortisol, a hormone released
when you’re stressed. The kids were then given a psychosocial stress test where
the scientist saw that the inactive children had high cortisol levels, and the
active children had no rise in cortisol levels. Also, the active kids stayed
calmer during minor stressful situations.
Too much homework, exams, spring musical auditions… they
can all make you a little stressed out. Sometimes it really is beneficial to just
step back and take a break, and working out is the perfect way to do that.
Besides, now you know that it actually will make you less stressed and able to
handle the world. Try these quick
and easy exercises
to help you with your stress levels.
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BY LINDSAY HURWITZ ON 4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN stress, stress busters, dealing with anxiety, health, fitness, mind/motivation, bust school stress, dealing with depression