Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Take Time to Work Out and Reduce Holiday Stress

Take Time to Work Out and Reduce Holiday Stress

With all of the demands placed on us during the holidays, how do we cope when we feel as if we’ve reached the breaking point? According to Angie Ferguson, try a stress-busing workout. Ferguson is an exercise physiologist and a coach for the USA triathlon and cycling events. There are several different types of workouts to consider. Yoga is a well-accepted stress reducer that can help you relax. Look for gentle or beginner classes. If you want something more challenging, try an exercise bootcamp. These provide full-body workouts with pushups, lunges, and jumping jacks. A middle-of-the-road alternative is dancing. This will engage your mind and body. Finally, consider weight training. Lifting weights is good for body and bones as well as reducing stress.

Read the entire article here: Stress for success: Workouts, endorphins can help you survive the holiday season

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