Move yourself up to beat depression!

Move yourself up to beat depression!
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Physical exercise can improve both your mental and physical health. Medical experts have proven that exercise positively affects the levels of certain mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Exercise not only gives you a healthy heart or lowers your blood pressure, exercise is also one of the best depression treatments. Continue reading “Move yourself up to beat depression!”

Three Exercises That Help with Headaches

Three Exercises That Help with Headaches
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All of us need to deal with pain from time to time but the pain of a headache can be something that can really set us on edge. Some of us may experience headaches on a regular basis and they can be approaching what would be considered chronic pain. That doesn’t always need to be the case and there are three exercises that can be done regularly which will help in many cases to be able to overcome most headaches. Continue reading “Three Exercises That Help with Headaches”

Easy Exercises to Try During the Holiday Season

 

exercises during the holiday seasonDuring the holidays, getting regular exercise is really important because it can help you burn calories and lose weight, even on days when you allow yourself an extra treat. Here are some exercises that are good to do during the holiday season.

Indoor Workouts

A really good option for exercising during the holidays is to choose some indoor workouts. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, it tends to be colder during the holiday season, so it isn’t always possible to go on a walk or a hike at a local park. Working out indoors, especially in your own home, also helps to encourage you to exercise even when you don’t feel motivated to get dressed and head to the gym.

Here are some options for exercising inside your home:

* Do a workout DVD
* Try some couch exercises, such as weight lifting or yoga to do in front of your TV
* Buy a treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical to use
* Have fun on an indoor trampoline

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Go Shopping?

shopping as an exerciseYes, you can also take advantage of certain activities you will already be doing during the holiday season that can also help you get in some more exercise. For example, when you are holiday shopping, skip the big box store and head to the mall instead. With such a big parking lot, you can park in the back and burn some calories just walking to the mall entrance. You can take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, and walk down the entire length of the mall on every floor to get a great workout.

 

 

 

 

holiday runs exerciseFind Holiday Runs

Many areas will have charity runs during the holiday season that will be good encouragement for you to exercise. When you sign up for one of these runs, you will probably want to get some conditioning in, so you will be walking and running for days or weeks leading up to the 5k or whatever type of run it is. Then on the day of the event, you get in a really good workout and help a local charity at the same time. This might be a Turkey Trot fun run during Thanksgiving, or a type of 5 or 10k around Christmastime or even as a New Years celebration. Check with your local city or town to see if any of these events will be occurring.