In this episode, Dr. G explains how to use exercise to combat stress and be your best self. Remember, consult your doctor before trying anything. Exercise has proven to lower stress and make you feel better about yourself. Enjoy.
So they say health as well and that makes sense, right? Your body and your mind, well, those are investments and the more attention you pay to what you’re putting into them, the more you control what you’re getting out. So if you are stressed out about finances in your mind, here’s one of my favorite tactics to get back into the body. One of the best ways to do this is to build an exercise routine. You want to shoot for 30 minutes a day of movement. At a minimum, make sure you’re getting your body on the go. For days that you dedicate to working out, mix it with aerobic, right, getting your heart rate up and anaerobic, some sort of weight resistance at a moderate to high intensity for optimal results. And on your off days, make sure you find time to still move. Go for a walk in the morning or on your lunch break or after dinner. Maybe you play a sport, maybe you ride a bike around town, whatever it is that you can fit into your schedule. But movement is essential for stress relief because exercise is a hormetic stress. That means a good stressor on the body, and it promotes inflammatory proteins and hormones to be released that your body is able to handle over time, becoming more resilient to all types of stress in your life. Exercise builds up your resiliency towards stress, especially the more consistently you do it. So remember, just like investing good health is all about consistency, and the most satisfying gains come with patience, time and routine.