It’s no secret that you can get peace of mind through sport. But after a long day at work, it is often difficult to get up for sports. Sport in particular helps to compensate for the reduction of everyday stress and to raise the mood. It is only through exercise that hormones are produced that neutralize stress hormones. If stress hormones are not neutralized by stress-relieving hormones such as endorphins, these suppress the production of other hormones that are necessary for our well-being. Regular exercise is also a great way to stimulate our gray matter, because it stimulates the blood and oxygen supply to the brain. The level of stress in the body is also regulated. Metabolism activated by sport trains the release of stress hormones. Stress resistance is a certain result , which allows us to experience new moments of stress in a more relaxed way.
In the following post I will name sports that you can try to reduce stress and promote your inner peace.
Regular Yoga dampens the excitability of nerve cells in the brain and, together with muscle relaxation, lowers feelings of anxiety and panic. At the same time, the release of stress hormones decreases. And the best part? You can do these workouts from home. Many yoga videos can be found on platforms such as YouTube and Co. There are also great yoga tutorials that help you sleep better.
Traditional Chinese Qi Gong are breathing, movement and meditation exercises with a long history. It is traditionally practiced for health care, relaxation and prevention. Qi Gong exercises train concentration and memory, improve self-awareness, promote sense of balance and flexibility and thus lead to a better feeling body. The gentle Qi Gong exercises do not require any special effort and are possible to perform at any age.
Dancing is a great way to relieve stress. It burns calories and is great fun with the right music. In addition, the aesthetic movements have a beneficial effect and strengthen your own body feeling. There are many useful dance exercises like Zumba or aerobic workouts on YouTube.
Team sports are twice as fun. Playing sports together motivates and fights the inner bastard. This is because shared suffering is half suffering. This works whether you go to the gym together, or even simply go on a jog together.
So, what are you waiting for?
Try these out!