Exercise – a habit that will help you manage stress and anxiety

In recent times there has been a growing commentary on the levels of stress and anxiety that are prevalent in our society as we work harder and are always ‘on call’ through a relentless barrage of email, social media and mobile phone contacts.

Exercise has long been touted as a way to help us manage our stress and anxiety levels and a recent study at Princeton University has now uncovered the reason for this. the research published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that regular exercise reorganises the brain so that that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function.

So if you’re to busy for regular exercise, think again! One application from this study is that exercise will build your capacity to perform better in a high pressure, busy environment – can you afford not to exercise?

-Kristin Lewis

 

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