If you suffer from anxiety and stress, you may be looking for ways to relieve your mind of all daily activities that consume your schedule. Staying active through workouts is a great way to relieve anxiety and stress while producing a healthy and happy lifestyle for yourself. Working out comes with a variety of mental and physical health benefits.
Exercising From Home
With the current pandemic, ATC Fitness facilities are closed for the greater good of all of our members. Staying indoors is one of the best ways to prevent disease from developing and spreading throughout our communities. Although you aren’t able to attend classes and workout at ATC Fitness facilities, there are a variety of ways to stay active in your own home. A few safe and simple exercises for all age groups are:
- Wall push-ups
- Calf raises
- Chair squats
- Knee extensions
Exercise can make you feel happier.
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, also known as the “feel good” chemical. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers and bring you a sense of satisfaction even after a difficult workout. If you have ever wondered why you feel energized and positive after working out, endorphins are the answer.
Exercise can improve your mood.
Because physical activity increases the amount of endorphins released in your body, you will experience an overall improvement in your mood throughout the day. By incorporating a workout routine into your daily schedule, endorphins will help increase energy levels and leave you feeling happier and healthier.
Exercise enhances social interaction.
It’s no surprise interacting with others is good for mental health. You don’t have to exercise alone. In fact, many individuals have made daily workouts into social events to spend time with others who are on their own health and wellness journey. Whether you walk with friends around the park or join a spin class, there are multiple ways to enhance social interaction while working out. Not only will working out with others help relieve stress, but it also gives you more energy to spend time with friends and family.
Participate in group classes at ATC.
Group classes are one of the best ways to make friends while working out. While in a group workout class, you will have the opportunity to participate in an encouraging and health group of individuals who have similar goals as you. At ATC Fitness, we offer a variety of group fitness classes, including:
Exercise boosts confidence.
When you are bogged down by anxiety and stress, it may be difficult to feel confident throughout your day. One way to boost your confidence is to incorporate a workout routine into your daily schedule. By working out regularly, you will improve your overall physical and mental wellbeing. Staying active will boost your self esteem by continuing to work towards and meet your fitness goals.
You will see visible results.
If you exercise regularly, you are more likely to see visible results quicker. For many individuals, low self esteem is one of the main reasons they experience anxiety, stress, and depression. Working out on a daily basis will allow you to see physical and mental results over time.
Exercise produces better sleep.
Anxiety and stress play major roles in how well you sleep at night. If you continue to toss and turn throughout the night, exercising regularly can be one way to eliminate the stress causing poor sleeping habits. Working out will give you energy throughout the day while allowing you to rest well at night.
Spend time doing things you love.
With an improved sleep schedule, you will experience boosts of energy like never before. Better sleep will lead to better moods and more energy, allowing you to spend more time with friends and family. With more energy, you will also be able to enjoy your favorite hobbies and activities without becoming tired as fast.
Exercise calms your soul.
Many workout routines include movements that help put your mind at ease through simple rhythms. When your mind is able to focus on one movement at a time, it gives you the ability to forget about other stressful aspects of your daily routine. Before and after your workout routine, remember to stretch your muscles. Stretching can help relax your entire body and relieve stress and anxiety you may be experiencing. A few repetitive muscle workout movements to try are:
Exercise puts you on a schedule.
When you have a hectic schedule every week, it may seem impossible to fit working out into your daily routine. However, with the help of a little bit of organization and planning, regular exercise will become a necessity in your weekly schedule. Whether you start a workout plan or set monthly goals, planning your workout schedule will relieve the stress of fitting activities onto your calendar. Instead, you’ll know exactly when and where you can get your workout complete.
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The team at ATC Fitness believes staying active comes with a variety of physical and mental health benefits, including the relief of anxiety and stress. Our facilities offer a variety of ways to stay active through solo workout routines or group fitness classes. We encourage you to begin your journey to a happier and healthier you today!
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