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Exercises to relieve stress before finals

According to Mayo Clinic, exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has
some direct stress-busting benefits. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.

With finals coming up, many are overcome with stress about their GPA’s, but there are many exercises to relieve this.

Yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, martial arts, or simply just running can take your mind off things. Playing music while working out is also a great idea to really relieve stress.

Aerobics have been proven to improve your mood, sleep and self-esteem. They also help decrease the amount of tension you may be feeling.
You don’t even have to exercise for a long period of time. Just five minutes will boost your mood and relieve your tension a little.

Joining a club or team sport can help get rid of anxious feelings as well.

“It’s a common experience among endurance athletes and has been verified in clinical trials that have successfully used exercise to treat anxiety disorders,” Harvard Health Publications said.

Next time you’re worried about a test, project or your GPA just hit the gym and I’m sure you’ll feel better.

laura.mcaninch@cnhsmedia.com

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