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.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

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

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial 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.

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