Stress Less day 4

Finding the right workout for your Stress Levels

Exercise is really important to help manage stress, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your mood. But could you be doing the wrong exercise for your current health status? If you are chronically stressed, then that long run you had planned might the word thing you could do. Take a look at the video to find out why:

Key Takeaways:

  • Exercise is vital for good brain health, optimal metabolism and a strong body.
  • You should be aiming for a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise a week, broken down into three intensity zones.
  • HIIT mimics primal activity, and although elevating stress levels initially, it can have a calming effect on the body during cool down, as well as being great at burning fat.
  • Steady state cardio can burn fat, but may also increase cortisol dominance.
  • Restorative exercise is essential to maintain optimal working adrenal glands, and ensure you can rest & digest in the PNS!

Action points:

  • Schedule your 150 minutes of workouts this week
  • Try different types of exercise during different times of day to see what works for you
  • Schedule in your rest!

If you need to catch up with the previous days, then just click the link below:

Day 1 – What Is Stress?
Day 2  – How Stress affects your Metabolism
Day 3 – Sleep and Stress