Five Easy Exercises for Stress Relief

Whether we are aware of it or not, we wake up each morning to some level of stress that causes us discomfort. However, we don’t have to go through our day with the burden of carrying stress. Here are five simple routine exercises you can do that will combat stress and send you on a path in life, where you can breathe easier and feel a whole lot better.

Stretch: There is no better time to wake up in the morning and step outside into the freshness of the Spring air and start your day with some stretches. You can actually feel the stressed parts of your body unravelling as you breathe deeply and stretch.

Push : Push is an easy alternative to push ups. You can push against a steady wall or against your car. You can literally feel that exertion of energy revitalizing areas of your chest and there is nothing tedious about the process.

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Sway: The simple process of lifting your hands above your head bringing them together and then gently swaying from side to side exposes the stressed areas of the body and breaks up the tension within.

Horizontal arms: When we stretch our hands horizontal, we are loosening up the tension in our lower back. When we breathe in the process of doing so, we are disseminating stress.

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Heads High: When we lift our heads to the skies, we are loosening the grip of our stressful thoughts and clearing our mind to really absorb the present moment.

There you have it. Five easy tips to start a stress-free day and it can be done within 30 minutes.

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