Thursday, November 17, 2011

You Can Break A Sweat To Break Your Stress - Part 2 by Lynsey Carter

How are you supposed to organize the time to exercise when your day is already filled to the brim with your daily chores, with the kids, and working to pay for everything, you know what I mean? Before you try brush off the exercise time, take the time to have a closer examination of your day. Is there any downtime in your day? What about when you are watching your television? Are you like most other people and watch your television during the course of the day? This TV time could be your exercise time! A better way to go is to record your favorite TV shows, and watch them after you have done your exercise when you are cooling down. There is always time for exercise, you just have to arrange your day to make that time. Put value on your daily exercise program and your overall general health. Because you need to break a sweat to break your stress.

So, what type of exercise should you do to relieve your stress? You don't need to be a gym junky, or to even purchase an expensive health club membership. Want the good news? You can perform your exercises in the comfort of your own living room, or you could just head outside and exercise while enjoying the fresh air. The objective of your exercising is to break a sweat, to let out the stress, the toxins poisoning you, boost those endorphins, to feel better in yourself.

And when you get your heart rate elevated and you begin to have that great sweating feeling, you will find that you are going to have, - * a sweating head; * a sweating face; * sweating underarms, oh yeh; * a sweating back; * sweating feet; * sweating hands; * sweating legs, do it baby!

You could even break a great sweat with those funky 'home-based' exercise dvd's. There is a whole range of the exercise dvd's available for you to use at home, ranging from nice settling yoga through to full-on boot-camp kickboxing. Some of these dvd's will come with additional extras includes - free-weights, exercise balls, aerobic steps, stretch bands, etc. You can almost have your own personal 'mini-gym' to yourself. You can even create an exercise library of dvd's, you can change your training day-by-day to keep it interesting.

Alternatively, you could don on your best walking shoes, head on outside, and see where your legs take you in your own neighborhood. Walking is the best low-impact form of exercise money can't buy. You can walk with your partner, your kids, your friends, your neighbors even, and you can have some fun while you walk.

Find out if your neighborhood has a walking club, where you can meet and greet and have fun whilst walking. If not, then maybe start one? All you have to do is all meet a couple of days a week at a certain time and a particular location, then walk for one hour, one hour? This is a terrific way for you to meet your neighbors, to look after your neighborhood, and it is a given that when you exercise with a partner, it is more likely that you will keep on track. Being accountable is the best defence against skipping out on your workout.

You may be like some people who want to exercise to get away from other folks, yes? Maybe you want to walk and exercise all by yourself? Easy fixed! When you walk, loose yourself as you listen to your walkman CD player, to your iPod, listen to anything to keep you focused and relaxed. You can listen to music, to inspirational speakers, to talking books, or even just chill out listening to some relaxing classical music. Mozart is great for this.

By doing this while you are walking, or exercising, as you can listen too whilst jogging or doing heavier more strenuous exercise, you will reduce the stress from your daily life, and you can either drift off into your own little world or you can find you are able to devote your attention on other things, the thing that are causing you to have increased stress levels in the first place.

You can reduce your stress with exercise. Exercise normally energizes your body and calms your mind. You should ensure that exercise is an integral part of your day, you will be so glad you did. It won't take that long for you to be healthier and stress-free, go on, get started today. Good luck and good exercising...

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter