Exercise and Stress - page 2
I just wanted to share that i started exercising to reduce my stress levels and the results are phenomenal. Running or biking in the gym for a half hour soothes me and allows me to focus. Anyone else had the same results?... Read More
- 2Jul 4, '07 by MikeyJI run 4 nights a week (3 - 5 miles a night) and do very long runs on Sunday mornings (~ 10 miles) and I must say that I am the happiest, most chipper, and most optimistic person you will ever encounter! I wake up with a smile on my face, never frown during the day, and fall asleep with a smile on my face. I am incredily happy to be living and look forward to each and every day!
And I attribute it all to exercising. Before I started running, I was still a very optimistic person and incredily content in life... but I found myself to be down and depressed quite often.
I am still young, just started nursing school and I am sooooo excited to get a running start in life. I have probably 60 or 70 years ahead of me and can't wait to see what life throws my way!
- 0Jul 30, '07 by sticknurseabsolutely, I know it's worked for me. Knowing I've "fixed" or "nurtured" my body helps my confidence and thinking is enhanced. I was in the military for four years, when I went in the pt part was something I dreaded, I had never been very active, but I realized when I did pt, about an hour later (after the sweat and nausea passed) I felt like I could take on the world. It's pretty cool to feel like that. Good for you. Keep it up and it will benefit you in a million ways.
- 0Aug 11, '07 by Nurses Self CareYes agree with you all
Exercise certainly figures prominently in my life; not always the case
Guess you live and learn what works for you
I walk a lot
and yoga which gets me out of my head, being the thinker I am I can overthink which is next to impossible to do on a yoga mat, really helps with that mind body connection not to mention a sense of calmness and oh yes - the flexibility!!