Deadlines, finances, busy schedules, kids, pets, and life-changing events are just a few causes of stress for Apex professionals. Among the pressures and strains, be sure to find the time to relieve stress in a healthy and beneficial way. Poorly managed stress and mental challenges can have negative effects on the body. For example, stress can be a critical factor in high blood pressure, increasing the likelihood for a heart attack. It can cause backaches, and make the immune system less efficient (Healthline). Fitness and exercise are excellent ways to practice self-care during life’s stressful seasons. It improves sleep, releases endorphins, and boosts one’s confidence (Mayo Clinic).
Our team at Fit for Life 24 wants stress reduced in everyone’s schedule. We offer four common sense tips to de-stress here in Apex and across the Triangle:
- Prioritize: In a busy schedule, it may be hard to find time to work out. Look at where available time is and then plan when it is good for a workout. For example, if watching TV has become an evening routine, it may be more beneficial to use that time to exercise. The blue lights emitted from the screen may hinder one’s sleep while a workout will improve
- Get competitive: Invest in a fitness tracker or set goals for yourself that are personal trainer approved. Fitness trackers allow users to compete with friends for steps. Challenge friends for motivation to visit our gym; it will help the stress melt away. Setting goals can be another way to look forward to a workout. Having trouble determining what goals to set? Schedule a session with one of our FFL24 personal trainers to get started.
- Workout with other members: Catching up with people at FFL24 and doing things together are great ways to boost heart rate and release endorphins. The American Heart Association states spending time with friends and exercising on its list of activities that help reduce stress; working out with other members really helps!
- Break it up: If going to Fit for Life 24 five days a week isn’t a possibility, don’t stress. Go for a walk with a coworker at lunch. Stroll with the kids or a spouse after dinner to unwind. Breaking workouts into shorter intervals. This strategy is an effective way to release those endorphins in spite of a busy schedule.
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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