There are many stresses to which we are exposed in the modern world. The times we live in are contributing to a great increase in stress and anxiety, and a vast reduction in the amount of free time that each of us have. Pressure is often very high, particularly on those who work high powered jobs. Often, one will experience exhaustion and burn out as a result of these pressures. These problems can quickly lead to more severe mental illness. With this in mind, it is important to allocate some free time, or exercise time, in your daily routine.
Physical exercise and stress
If we do not allow enough time for completion of tasks, or even for adequate leisure time, then it is possible that a hormonal imbalance can occur. If the cortical, or stress hormone, loses its balance, then one might be vulnerable to fatigue and muscle stiffness. As a result, one might have problems when it comes to relaxing. Sleeping habits, mood, and sex drive can call be affected by a rise in the level of cortisol. These levels can be adjusted and regulated through physical exercise. Exercise is also potentially beneficial for the regulation of adrenalin production in the body.
It is often theorized that physical exercise holds great benefits when it comes to alleviating or even preventing certain kinds of mental illness. Physical exercise has often been linked to benefits with regard to anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and schizophrenia. In many cases, depressive symptoms can be alleviated at a faster rate through the combination of exercise and other specific treatments. It has also been shown that physical exercise can increase the circulation of blood in the brain. Endorphin production can also be boosted through the use of exercise. These chemicals and hormones hold positive benefits when it comes to the improvement of mood, relaxation, and pain relief.
Aerobic exercise has been strongly linked to the relief of anxiety symptoms. It is also proposed that an eight minute work out each day could potentially hold benefits with regard to the reduction of anger, tiredness, tension, and sadness. Self esteem might also be boosted by physical exercise. Twenty minutes of exercise each day is potentially beneficial for bodily rejuvenation. Or, thirty minutes of exercise three times per week can be performed in order to provide one with the requisite amount of exercise. If time does not permit this amount of exercise each day, then ten minutes of vigorous exercise each day can be beneficial.