What exercise can help reduce stress

Do you feel burnt out? Learn more about what exercise can help reduce stress. These trainer-recommended workouts also have great soothing benefits.

HIIT

The thing about HIIT workouts is that they are intense but fast, which makes them great for fitting into tight schedules. The other benefit of stress is that doing an intense workout for a short period requires lots of focus, which prevents you from thinking about what is stressing you.

For stress management, the best workouts are focused on conditioning the body versus those that require you to count reps, such as timed HIIT intervals. Using functional parts of equipment such as kettlebells, manuals, TRX straps puts the body in a more proprioceptive environment. So the mind can focus on the moment.

Strength training

There is plenty of evidence that exercise generally makes you happier and can support better mental health. A study from 2020 found that regular strength training affected anxiety levels and anxiety symptoms in young adults.

Any form of physical exercise releases endorphins, chemicals produced by the body to relieve stress and pain. More specifically, a weighted strength program has been shown to help you relax and improve your sleep for strength training.

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