Manage Your Stress: The First Step

25 Jul

 

The General Adaptation Syndrome sets us up to FIGHT or FLEE, causing hard-wired effects difficult to manage in the contemporary environment.  Human beings have spent thousands of years developing systems to assure we are rarely in life-threatening situations.

Aside from threat, what is the core element defining fighting or fleeing:  EXERCISE, in fact, aerobic exercise   So, if you are under fifty, it’s time to find a way to burn off the adrenaline.  Over 50 you should check with a physician especially if you haven’t exercised for years,

 

There are thousands if links to the value of using exercise to reduce stress.  Here is a brief introduction to exercise and stress:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise-and-stress/SR00036

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