When tired or stressed, it feels like working out will just make it worse. The truth is physical activity is a powerful energizer.
Here are a few ways to move your body to improve your physical and mental stamina:
Aerobic exercise like walking, swimming or biking releases powerful chemicals in the brain that relieve anxiety and increasemental energy.
Strength training such as lifting weights or using a resistance band not only builds muscle, it can improve mood, enhance concentration and increase decision making skills.
You can reap all the benefits of exercise with 30-minutes of moderate exercise five times a week including:
- Better sleep. Try yoga or gentle stretching in the evening.
- More energy. Increasing your heart rate gives you more get-up-and go power.
- Stronger resilience can boost your immune system and reduce the impact of stress.
It’s okay to start small. Schedule a workout at the time of day when your energy is the highest.If you keep at it, the benefits will pay off.
“There is a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results.” Joe Rogan