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Exercises to tackle stress

Headaches, fatigue, tiredness, constipation and lack of energy are some of the symptoms that stress generates in people, in addition to difficulties at work and personal level. No one is exempt from suffering this physical and emotional condition since this feeling can come from thoughts and / or the environment in which we operate, in any case, it is necessary to find a quick solution.

There are two types of stress, one is where there are episodes of stress, which are unleashed thanks to the moments of danger or fulfillment of commitments, which helps us to react proactively. And another type of stress is chronic, this tends to last longer and is the one that can generate health problems, usually caused by money, family and work concerns, among others. It is then when the body reacts and releases hormones to the brain that make it more alert looking for self-protection.

High blood pressure, obesity and depression are some of the alerts issued by the body and which we cannot ignore, it is time to take action and prevent this condition from progressing and ending up in a bigger problem. With the fast pace of life sometimes it is inevitable not to suffer stress, sometimes we seek to spend a weekend in a spa, or go out to see a good movie to clear our heads, but we must be aware that it is not enough, because then we’ll return to the same stress environment.

So what to do about it?

There are some exercises that can help mitigate these high impact situations that generate that permanent stress. Next, we will mention some of them.

  • Breathing Properly: Correct breathing, at the proper time, can be salvation. Relax and clear your mind, inflate your abdomen by breathing deeply, hold your breath for a few seconds and exhale slowly, allowing the relaxation that your body is feeling, repeat 5 to 10 times and continue with your day.
  • Control your mind: It is one of the most difficult relaxation techniques to handle, but it is not impossible, nor do you have to be an expert. It is essential to select a quiet space where there are no interruptions. Then adopt a comfortable position always focusing attention on the breath. Finally, repeat a phrase or word, preferably one that generates peace and tranquility. Repeat the exercise for 10 minutes a day, ideal first thing in the day.
  • Exercise: there is no better way to disconnect your mind from everyday problems than to do sports, then you have to make a list of the physical activities that you like the most, do a routine for the week and carry it out with the utmost rigor possible. I warn you that, if you are not used to this type of activities, you may feel exhausted, you may even think that this method is not for you, but it could guarantee you, that if you try hard and achieve a discipline of doing sport between 3 to 5 Times a week, you will notice an incredible change in stress, not to mention the other benefits you will achieve with these three simple exercises.

The invitation is to have a calm, healthy and stress-free life, practicing these simple exercises will improve your quality of life with an impact on mental and physical health.

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