Stress is all too common for the average person in modern day society. Whether it’s school, work, or personal issues, we all have something that keeps us under some sort of stress. Yes, there are plenty of ways to beat stress, but why not do two things at once and get rid of our stress while being healthy about it? Check out these 5 healthy ways to beat stress!
Oh yeah, gaming! The average person will think “Gaming, how’s that healthy?” Games like Zumba Fitness Rush and Fruit Ninja are great for burning some calories, becoming more coordinated, and taking off stress. Whether it’s that moving music or the inner ninja that wants to get out of you, you could always find a way to use that Kinect, PS Move, or Wii as a healthy stress reliever.
2. Play an Outdoor Sport
There’s nothing like playing sports in the open outdoors. Play your favorite sport, or one that you haven’t tried. I like playing soccer, basketball, or tennis with friends and it’s great. I get to forget about my troubles, hang out with friends, and get in better fitness all at the same time. But what if all your friends live far from you or everyone’s busy? No problem, even a game of racquet ball or handball can be stress relieving and good for your health.
3. Make A Healthy Meal
Many people find eating as a great way to forget about everything-at least for the moment that you’re eating. But just because you’re eating doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. There are plenty of recipes (like the ones here on GFN) that are delicious and good for you. Making the meal itself can serve as a stress reliever; the finished meal is more of a reward.
4. Play Music
Ask any musician and they’ll tell you that playing music is one of the most relaxing things to do in the world. Any instrument will do, guitar, piano, accordion, ukulele, etc. Not only does playing music get rid of stress, but it’s also good for your health. When playing music you have to keep a good posture and keeping a good posture works with your core.
5. Go for a Run/Walk
The beauty of running/walking is we can do this anywhere. There’s always something to look at, think about, observe, etc. when you go out for a run or walk. It’s also a great chance to just go out and be healthy while listening to your favorite music or radio stations. It’s a great way to get tired and forget about why you were under stress in the first place.
Of course these are only 5 healthy ways of stress relief, feel free to share what works for you!