Surviving stress. Part 1 Work it out!
Exercise relieves stress. You know that. you exercise. Whenever you have time. Whenever you cab get to the club. Whenever you can find a babysitter. whenever you don't have to work overtime. In other words, you exercise not as often as you would wish, whenever you're not stressed.
Let's take a look at three of the most frequently used excuses for not exercising.
Stressors and counterproductive.
- "I don't have the time"
Just 10 minutes a day is enough! 10 minutes of efficient exercise is more effective than an hour of hanging around, dilly dallying. Plan, and write yourself a training schedule for each day. Feel less stressed about working out when you're confident that you don't have to train for hours. If you're going to the fitnesscenter, take your mail with you and read whilst on the stepper or the bike.
- "I'm too tired"
Make sure you're getting enough sleep. Make sure you're not getting too much sleep. Most people will experience an energy dip in the late afternoon. Often this is the time to work out and replenish the body with lots of lungs full of energyboosting oxygen.
Nutrition is important. Eat regularly once every four hours. Avoid caffeine and sugar, you'll only crash! Watch your intake of fat. Though carbs may make you drowsy, but they do actually provide lots of energy. Drink lots of water.
- "I can't stick to it"
Don't aim too high. Be realistic. Plan short-term goals and reward yourself when you reach them. Plan. Write your training schedule in your agenda. Make exercise as important as for instance a business lunch.