Beat Stress With Exercise

Nothing beats regular exercise as a stress-busting technique. Exercise is the best way to dissipate excess energy, especially if you have a sedentary job.

It’s a good idea to channel your energy into proper exercise, be it a brisk walk, a run, a bike ride or a game of squash. Exercise can be as informal as taking the dog for a walk, or dancing to your favorite music.

Experts recommend that we exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, most days of the week. Exercise not only improves health and reduces stress, it also relaxes tense muscles and helps you to sleep. Exercising helps you feel relaxed and happy, fighting depression and anxiety. Fit people are better able to handle the long-term effects of stress.

What To Choose

Exercise should be fun. If you normally exercise indoors, try an outdoor activity. Exercising with a friend might encourage you to keep it up longer, and try activities that will make you forget you’re exercising, such as roller-skating or flying a kite.

Excuses, Excuses!

If you find yourself making excuses, write them down and assess each one.

Exercise doesn’t have to take place at the gym. Anyone can exercise without spending money or leaving the house. And everyone feels better afterwards.


An organized walking routine strengthens the heart and lungs as well as the legs. It also helps to prevent osteoporosis, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, helps with diabetes, and increases flexibility.


Yoga reduces stress and improves strength, flexibility, coordination, circulation and posture. It may even reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.

It uses stretching postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to calm the mind and tone the body.

Tai Chi

This form of martial arts will help to reduce stress and improve strength and flexibility.

It combines a series of gentle physical movements and breathing techniques, allowing you to experience a meditative state. Through concentration, coordinated breathing and slow, graceful body movements, it aims to increase well-being.

It has physiological and psychosocial benefits and promotes balance control, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness in patients with chronic health conditions.