Exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, but it does have a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise not only makes us healthier in general, but it can diminish the effects of stress on your body as well.
How many times have you heard someone proclaim, “The doctor says it’s stress”? We occasionally laugh it off, concluding that’s just what doctors say when they don’t know the real answer or diagnosis. But the truth of the matter is that too much stress plays a role in many diseases.
To increase your immune system and decrease your stress levels, try some daily exercise. Movement is the keyword here. Bend, stretch, reach, walk. And there is no need necessarily to buy expensive equipment. You can implement more movement into your daily routine and reap the benefits.
If you are keen on aerobic exercise, grab a partner, and have a blast with one of the basic aerobic videos. Or simply go out for a walk and enjoy spending time together. You’ve heard it dozens of times –walking really is the best overall excise for your health. As long as you have a decent pair of walking shoes, you’re in business!
Also, as you’re going through your daily activities, make it a point to walk a little further, move around and not spend too much time craned over your laptop/computer, maybe sit for 30 minutes followed by a stand and stretch for 3 minutes. Also, while you’re sitting, you can do some simple stretches for your neck and shoulders, if you have to sit down for long periods.
By making it a point to move more throughout the day, you boost your body’s immunity and stay healthier in general. There is no reason to allow stressful situations to take a toll on your health. Also do not forget that even in a lockdown you can go out for an hour for exercise, spending time amongst nature is good for your spirits.
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