Say goodbye to nervousness with sports: the relationship between movement and stress

We are in the middle of the beach season, which means that we can see our three kind guys on the beaches in their natural environment. One group to those who have been preparing for a long time to show their showcasing bodies to the general public, wrapping up well deserved (verbal or nonverbal) compliments; another “caste” belongs to those who prefer to choose a one-piece swimsuit or a giant towel wrapped around them; the third group is to those who simply can not get the idea of revealing their bodies to the world – maintained or less maintained. Either way, we’ll send this message to everyone: sport not only brings the results to the beach but also plays an important role in stress management! The physiological and tangible results of regular physical exercise can not be questioned (think of Pumped Gabo … or if you do not want to go down to the lower limit of public taste, then you may think, for example, actor Mark Wahlberg – the point is to swell your muscle!). What we often forget to observe in front of the mirror is that sport plays a significant role in stress solving, and at the same time has several positive effects. Let’s look at exactly what these effects are!

  • Sports produces endorphin. Endorphin is nothing more than a brain-producing stimulant (neurotransmitter) that reduces the feeling of pain, is responsible for good humor, or even euphoric feeling.
  • Sport is forgetting our everyday problems. If we move intensively (or even moderately intensively), we can achieve that instead of thinking about our daily problems, our body is at the center of our attention. This way, we can leave behind our own problems, and our optimism is growing.
  • Sports improve our mood. In addition to the endorphins mentioned above, it also goes for regular physical exercise to improve mood, strengthens our self-confidence, reduces symptoms of depression, and contributes to the relaxation of sleep – which, as we know, is vital.
  • Sports plays a role in the prevention of many diseases. If we are on a regular basis, we can have a variety of illnesses, such as various cardiovascular diseases, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease; but sports-avoidable diseases include osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.

Practically all kinds of exercise can be used to enjoy these benefits – but if you have to, then why not combine the pleasure with the benefactor? Choose a form of motion that is also a fun game – so we are!