Do you have everyday health issues such as headaches, upset stomach, back pain, insomnia, anger or anxiety? Chronic tension can be the reason behind these problems. This can also be the reason for such long term medical conditions as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. These stressful times can be the reason behind you making some bad food choices.
Women seem to be more apt to experience tension and they are more apt to feel the physiological effects as well. Stress is not more prevolent however in either gender.
One powerful way to reduce tension is to get up and move around. This encourages blood flow, gets our muscles moving and helps us to feel better triggering the body’s response to relax.
Here are some ideas on how to get up and get moving:
is probably one of the best plans for releiveing stress. You don’t have to have any special equipment to join a class. And you can do it most anywhere. Releasing tension in major muscles and it calms the nervous system. Being out around nature is naturally relaxing.
As you raise your heart rate you are also improving agility and grace. It also has mental, physical and emotional benefit aspects. Learning new dance steps such as in ballroom dancing can stave off dementia.
is actually termed as a low impact workout. You can burn 200 calories an hour weeding. It refreshes the spirit to come into contact with the earth and nature.
is a very good way to reduce blood pressure and help to make you more flexible. The positions require you to concentrate and this helps your mind to focus instead of worrying and analyzing. Hatha might be a good type of yoga to start out with because it is gentler and focus more on the reduction of tension while other types are more athletic such as Bidram, ashtanga and power.
is often called “meditation in motion” and comes from the Chinese martial art known as tai chi chuan. It works to reduce stress by linking the breath with physical movement. Other things you will find with Tai Chai is an increase in flexibility, more restful sleep, more cardiovascular fitness and better balance.
There are several styles of Tai Chi and it has over 100 fluid and gentle movements and there are no pauses, as in Yoga, between the poses.