Fitness asked in HealthMental Health · 11 months ago

Should I Work Out Under Stress?

3 Answers

  • k w
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    NO !!! be nice to yourself, calisthenics are easy, and are many to choose from, jumping jacks, arm rolls, leg lifts, bend and stretch, trunk twists, toe touches etc.....

  • 11 months ago

    If it makes you feel better, yes but there's a psychologist and lifestyle expert who says people have a natural aversion to gyms. He says look for enjoyable ways to get exercise - games, long walks, or swimming. If you can get exercise with family members or friends, that helps.

    You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from exercise. As little as 20 min brisk walking a day can help, and you can add to that gradually so long as you don't make yourself sick of exercise with too much and quit.

    The best stress management is personal. Deal with the things that are stressing you.

    A really simple but effective thing - the habit of responding to moments of stress by slowing your breath.

    Psychiatrists Brown and Gerbarg, who have published 6 papers on breathing and mental health, recommend a 3-part program of mind-body methods - breathing, meditation, and slow body movement. Incorporate these into your daily life. Be aware of changes in mood and respond mindfully, aware of your breathing. Details here -

    Other things take some effort but they're very rewarding - things that make your life meaningful, like a good hobby, art, or volunteer work. Taking care of your health with the right exercise, etc. If you go to Metapsychology, you can read a psychologist's review of Dr Steve Ilardi's book ("a splendid book"). He's the therapist who headed a university lifestyle-depression project and developed a program for stress reduction.

    If you eat junk food, be aware of what this does to your brain. Professor Felice Jacka is president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry and she has a book - Brain Changer.

  • 11 months ago

    I don't recommend it to you. Scientists say that you are deprived from 20 % of your intelligence when you are under stress.

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