Professor Pete Alexander

Stress Relief Tool – Exercise

Exercise - even a little - can work wonders for your stress relief efforts.

I’m not going to waste your time by telling you that exercise is good for you – you already know that. However, what you might not realize is that exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. According to the Mayo Clinic, being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries1. I know because hiking and cycling did wonders for my mood when I was going through my divorce. So did stretching my back and shoulders when I got home from work.

It doesn’t take a lot. Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator. Take a 10 minute walk at lunch. Whatever it is, just move more if you are generally sedentary during the day. Your body and mind will thank you.

  1. Mayo Clinic – Exercise and Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.