Exercise reduces levels of the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators.
There’s good stress and bad stress and it’s good to know when it becomes problematic. Stress is good on your body because it allows it to adapt and grow stronger.
Stress in large amounts is known to be a catabolic (breaking down) hormone. This could cause decreased performance, mood changes, delay in your recovery time, elevate your resting heart rate, cause you to fatigue quicker, hinder your quality of sleep, and diminish your appetite.
It's difficult to stay committed to your goals when you're consumed by stress. Be mindful of what you're doing and take a step back if you start to feel like you need to. Pay extra attention to how you plan your day and get plenty of SLEEP. A little extra self-kindness goes a long way!
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