Exercise is a great stress-buster. Even moderate physical activity will increase your blood flow, bringing more rejuvenating oxygen to your brain. Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, those feel-good chemicals that lift your mood and wash away stress. Strength training exercises relieve muscle tension created by the stress response. Flexing your muscles will boost your overall sense of peace and well-being. However, finding room in your schedule for regular workouts can be a challenge.
We recommend you get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise each day and suggest you engage in muscle-strengthening activities twice a week. This may be a tall order if you are already overbooked, but the good news is, you can spread out your exercise throughout the day and still get the same benefits. Take advantage of “gap” times in your schedule, those in-between times when you are waiting for the photocopier to print up a job or riding an elevator, to get in some exercise. Below are 10 exercises that you can do almost anywhere to get the blood flowing and calm the stressful chatter in your mind.