This holiday season; don’t let stress get the better of you. There are a number of things you can do to help relieve stress but the best way to deal with stress is to simply avoid it. That being said, some of us might feel like the holiday season turns us into stress magnets … we just attract it. If that is a feeling you can relate to, one of the best ways to relieve stress is with exercise.
According to studies conducted by the Mayo Clinic, exercise doesn’t just increase overall health and well being, it actually has some direct stress-relieving benefits. Any physical activity increases endorphins – the neurotransmitters in your brain responsible for your feel-good emotions. Exercise also helps improve sleep, increase self-confidence, and decrease symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.
If you are ready to reap the benefits of exercise, any physical activity will do the trick, but consider the benefits of Karate training. What better way to relieve stress then breaking a sweat by hitting a punching bag? When you commit to Karate training, you have an instructor, much like a trainer, there to motivate you during your workout. Best of all, you will be learning multiple skills while working out your whole body.
Jogging is great and so is weight lifting but in Karate class you do so much more. You learn self-defense techniques, and you have the opportunity to train your mind while you train your body. Although it is really a go-at-your-own-pace sport, you do work out with others, so there is a great social aspect to it as well.
No matter what your stress-relieving activity is; make sure you DO IT. Do not let the holiday season raise your stress level or your blood pressure. Get out there and do something. If you are interested in martial arts classes, come out and kick, punch, and sweat your stress away with us.
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