4 Types of Exercises That Will Help You Destress
Stress Awareness Month
It’s hard to find the time for yourself when you’ve got so many things on your plate. But for International Stress Awareness month we wanted to show you activities that will both help your physical and mental wellbeing.
1. Pilates & Yoga
If you haven’t tried Pilates or Yoga, you should!
Yoga and Pilates are based on controlled movements, poses & breathing techniques which promote strength, flexibility and endurance but more importantly mental focus. In a world where we are constantly distracted by text messages, news alerts and social media notifications, these classes give you a distraction-free zone to focus solely on your mind & body.
So if you want some “me time” these classes are perfect for you.
2. Team sports (Football/Netball/Basketball)
Don’t worry, calm and quiet classes aren’t the only way to destress. In fact, taking part in a team sport can be the perfect excuse to forget about work and round up your friends and family. You’ll not only get a chance to socialise but you’ll also build up a sweat which will release endorphins and help you blow off steam. And the added challenge of winning can be a great distraction - nothing beats a healthy dose of friendly competition.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can provide the best results. And this is true for walking. It’s an easy low-impact activity that helps reduce tension in your muscle groups and deepens your breathing.
Swimming is a great way to reduce stress in your life, whether you go at a slow pace and just float on the water. Or you get your heart racing by diving in after a long day at work and give it everything you’ve got as you swim the lanes.
Getting active is key for your physical health, but it is just as essential for your mental wellbeing. Which is why we want to offer everyone a FREE pilates, yoga or swimming class for our centre throughout the month of April. To claim your free class just fill out our form below.