Reducing Stress With Exercise and Movement
Exercise provides an outlet for negative emotions, irritability, depression, hostility, anger, frustration, and anxiety. Regular exercise provides the opportunity to manage the “fight or flight response“ and helps the body to return to a balanced state more quickly.
Exercise can also improve self-esteem and self-worth. We may feel more outgoing and social because of the increased energy. Our self-esteem is be enhanced by taking on exercise challenges or goals, giving us a feeling of accomplishment and reward.
Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits.