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​ Best Exercises to Ease Stress and Anxiety

​ Best Exercises to Ease Stress and Anxiety

16 May 2023 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read
Almost any form of exercise can help reduce stress, but aerobic exercise may be the fastest way to get stress-busting benefits. Aerobic exercise helps ease stress by elevating your heart rate which releases endorphins in the brain. These neurochemicals are the feel-good chemicals that make you more resilient which helps you cope with stressful situations in a healthy manner.

The Best Stress-Busting Exercises include:
• Brisk walking. Perhaps the simplest way to get some stress-busting exercise is to go for a brisk walk. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that some studies suggest that a 10-minute walk can be enough to restore calm and may be just as helpful as a 45-minute or longer walk when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety.
• Jogging or running. If your joints are up to it, try picking up the pace for even more anxiety release by jogging or running. Just make sure you have a safe route and shoes that adequately support and cushion your feet.
• Swimming. A full-body workout, swimming is great for the cardiovascular system and offers some resistance training elements too because water is denser than air and will resist your movements more than when you move on land. Being submerged in water can also be very soothing for some people and make for an even better reduction in stress.
• Cycling. Cycling is easy on the joints and can provide a heart-pumping workout. Just don’t forget your helmet and watch out for cars and potholes. Or hop on a stationary cycle for the safest option.
• Dancing. Is there anything more life-affirming or joyful than simply busting a move to some great music? Dancing can be a wonderful way to ease stress while getting a solid workout. It can also be an intensely social activity, which can also help foster a sense of connectivity and support, further helping you feel less anxious.
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