Is Exercise Necessary to Reduce Stress Level?

20151012194720-woman-exercising-workout Stress is an inevitable part of life. Remember most nights you just feel nervous about your exam tomorrow or still thinking about an argument you had with your husband. Or maybe, you stayed up all night watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Since numerous doctors have reported that whopping 75 percent of people in America fell stressed out at the end of the day. Are you one of them?

Recently study at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, Proved that exercise regimen can beneficial to reduce depression. Doctors put clinically depressed patients on an exercise regimen. After consistently working for three times a week, research shows a drastic improvement in people who had been previously diagnosed with major depression.

Benefits from regular exercise programs

  • Walk before you run

Constantly build your fitness level. Don’t get too excited about a new exercise program, this can lead you to overdoing and possibly even injury.

  • Start with what you love

Any form of virtual movement or exercise can increase your fitness level and reduce your stress. The most important thing to remember here is to pick an activity that you enjoy. For example, walking, climbing, jogging, yoga, and swimming.

  • Before you start, consult with your doctor

If you haven’t done any exercised for some time and if you have any health concern, it’s better for you to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise program.

  • S.M.A.R.T goals

Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound goals.

If you want to reduce the stress level in your life and recharge your batteries, your goal might include regular exercise. Set daily goals for your routine, attend daily cycling class.


  • Find a friend

Knowing that a friend, co-worker or family member waiting for you to show up at park or gym can be a powerful incentive and bring a new level of motivation to your workouts.  

  • Meditation in motion

After a long walk with your friends or several laps in the pool, you’ll often find that you’ve forgotten about stress, worries, and irritation. You only concentrated on your body’s movement.

Once you begin to regularly exercise you’ll find the focus on work and remain calm in everything you do. Meditation is the most effective and rewarding technique to reduce stress, which encourages you to relax your mind and your inner self.

Meditation teaches that changes come from taking small steps and making them your regular routine. Committing just about 20 minutes of daily meditation and breathing is a simple step towards stress-free life.

  • It improves your mood

Regular exercise can relax you, boost your self-confident and it can lower your depression level. Exercise can also beneficial for your sleep which is often disrupted by anxiety or depression.

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