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Beat Stress with Strength Training

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Life in the 21st century is fiercely competitive and strength training can be an effective tool of stress management. A recent study by researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia revealed that high-intensity exercises help people in reducing stress and anxiety that have become a part of daily life. We would like to discuss how exercise helps you to get rid of stress.

Strength Training

Strength training helps the muscles to relax- We know that we are stressed out when our muscles get tightened up. Actually, this may lead to bodily pain or spasms. Exercise helps the muscles to release the pent up energy and in turn, relaxing them.

Makes use of the stress hormones- There are number of hormones, which get secreted into the blood when we are stressed out. Non-use of these hormones can lead to irritation and stress-related disorders. Exercise utilizes these hormones and makes us well equipped to beat stress.

Happy Hormones- Exercise releases endorphins (also known as happy hormones) in the body that provides a feel good factor. They act as natural painkillers, which makes one feel happy and positive.

Release of pent up frustration- It is easy to get frustrated in today’s life where success is measured only in terms of money. Exercise helps in the reduction of frustration and this, in turn, promotes a sense of general well-being.

Improved appearance- Let’s admit the fact that looks do matter in today’s world. Exercise helps one to lose weight, tone the body and make one look good. A well-shaped body helps in the enhancement of the confidence level and self-esteem.

Along with all these benefits, the greatest contribution of exercise is that it improves the resistance of body against stress. Research studies have proved that those who exercise regularly can deal adverse situations more calmly and with better clarity.

So what are you waiting for? Rush to the gym now and start leading a stress-free life!


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