I wanted to share another fab guest post this weekend to add a little energy to things and look at the types of exercises that can help with stress management. Obviously, when dealing with invisible illnesses exercise can be incredibly difficult, either due to physical constraints or exhaustion. But there are different types and different levels, so it’s well worth seeing if there’s anything you could introduce to your weekly routine to lower your stress and improve your overall wellbeing.


We all know that exercising is good for our physical health, but what we do not know is with that it also has a positive effect towards the brain. With the right exercise, the brain produces chemical called endorphins which act as a painkiller, and ameliorates the capability to sleep; thus lessens stress. Scientists have also validated that aerobic exercise reduces the quantity of tension, enhances the mood, boost sleep and upgrade self-esteem.

Here are a couple of exercises that would confidently help to manage stress at every level.

Yoga

Undoubtedly the best stress-relief activity, and is very simple as well. Yoga necessitates the sequence of moving and motionless position. It is also able to capable of controlling or balancing the mind. It nourishes your body’s relaxation level. For starters, you should only consider doing “gentle yoga.”

Pilates

Might be a little similar to yoga, it has highlights and makes the core of the body stronger. Pilates isn’t a tedious exercise, and you’ll be alert since this practice does not require stationary moves, you need to keep moving in this. You need to be able to concentrate while doing Pilates because the movements necessitate a lot of attentiveness.

Martial Arts

This is another powerful way to release energy, anger, and stress successfully.  This can be practiced for a lot of different reasons; it can be the mental enhancement, self-defence or even military. Learning any martial art can boost confidence, thus upgrading self-esteem and you will also be able to feel a lot safer. There are a variety of martial arts, from which you can choose from

  • Tae kwon do
  • Karate
  • Krav Maga
  • Muay Thai
  • Aikido and much more

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is an incredible way to decrease stress and control it as well. This exercise includes kicking or punching manoeuvres along with monitoring and regulation. You will feel a lot of improvement from even one class of kickboxing since it provides the perfect workout. You get to liberate energy and frustration; thus you get to release all the stress.

Swimming/Cycling

Swimming is an excellent way to refresh the mind and the perfect exercise for the body; it demands every body part to do something. The water also is great for the brain and to freshen it up a bit. Cycling might do wonders to and would release a lot of stress, because of all the greenery you’ll be seeing. Cycling also benefits the body and makes one stay healthy and in the right shape.

Other than that, you can try strength training, it relaxes your mind and makes your blood circulation better. You can purchase a set of dumbbells for this and start it. I hope it helps!

[  About the Author  ]

Ida Jones is a mother of two little ones. She enjoys home-based workouts, cardio exercises and long runs. She loves spending her vacations outdoors with her kids around nature. She believes in clean and healthy eating. She regularly writes about fitness tips and much more at Fitness Grit.

11 thoughts on “Best Exercises For Stress Management”

  1. Pilates are my favourite, then yoga. Of course I am not trying to turn myself into a pretzel when I do yoga, just for the stretching and muscle toning. I like because to me it is lots less strenuous, and it was designed for rehabilitation, so it’s gentler.

  2. This was a great post with wonderful and helpful information!! I want to start doing Yoga or pilates. I have actually heard that swimming is great for those with MS, I just need a pool!!! Thank you for sharing this!

  3. I love kickboxing! It’s seriously the best stress relif activity… Whenever I don’t feel like working out I love to do kickboxing! I’m such a fan of yoga too. Would you mind check out my page? Maybe we can follow each other?
    Love, Mimi

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    1. Hey Mimi, I’ve never tried kickboxing but I’d certainly be interested to see if my body could manage it even if just in small bursts. Thanks for the comment. ‘Following’ each other sounds like a great idea – I’ve checked out your site and I’ve started following! x

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