Can Exercise Reduce Stress & Tiredness?
So you’re feeling stressed, unfocused, a little tired… We’ve all been there! Rather than reaching for the remote to stream another series on Netflix or head to the couch for a nap, instead try a complete 360 and go for a little workout instead!
I’m already tired and you want me to workout to be more wakeful?
YES! You heard right, friend!
When you are feeling a little tired, a nice workout session will get both your circulation and endorphins going! You will enjoy a good mood boost, and much less tired. It doesn’t have to be anything too crazy. From at at home Pilates workout to a nice walk or a jog, it’s a great way to say to you body, “hey, wakie wakie, we have things to do!”
A mood booster!
We talked about endorphins, get ready for good feelings!
Endorphins are hormones that when simply put, make you feel good. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals that give you a positive feeling! According to webmd, “that feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.” That sounds good to us!
Getting Exercise also improves sleep!
Workout to sleep better!
Charlene Gamaldo, M.D. , medical director of Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep explains that “moderate aerobic exercise increases the amount of slow wave sleep you get. Slow wave sleep refers to deep sleep, where the brain and body have a chance to rejuvenate. Exercise can also help to stabilize your mood and decompress the mind, “a cognitive process that is important for naturally transitioning to sleep.”
Use exercise to refocus!
According to the Harvard Medicine blog, exercise can help your brain to focus! Several studies have demonstrated that exercise that gets your heart pumping also can help your brain function. It may also improve memory!
Get ready to THINK more clearly, sleep more soundly, and be in a better mood. Who wouldn’t love that!?