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Exercise as Stress Management

While the physical benefits of exercise are readily known, there are numerous mental health advantages of exercise that are often overlooked. Regular exercise can reduce feelings of stress, encourage clearer thinking, increase self-esteem, and improve sleep – just to name a few! Our Training Team offers insight on the different kinds of exercise and how they can benefit your mental well-being.

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CARDIO & WEIGHT TRAINING

Alleviates stress through the production of the runner’s and weightlifter high

chemicals & hormones RELEASED

Endorphins & Testosterone

Produces feelings of strength & power

Dopamine

Influences pleasurable sensations such as satisfaction & motivation

Serotonin

Regulates anxiety, happiness & mood

YOGA & STRETCHING

Triggers the release of “relaxing” chemicals in the body.

chemicals & hormones RELEASED

Endorphins Dopamine & Serotonin

Oxytocin

Increases feelings of well-being, relaxation and trust

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid

Prevents the brain from getting overly excited by controlling feelings of fear, stress & nervousness

Content submitted by Waverley Oaks Training Team