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Here’s an email I received at Connie@IntelligenceForYourHealth.com. It comes from Rose Garcia. She writes:
Hi Connie: I’m a stress ball at work. I’ve tried deep breathing and meditation on my breaks – but it’s hard for me to calm down and sit still. What else can I try?
Rose, you might be better off burning off your stress with an afternoon walk – and picking up the pace. Researchers found that picking up the pace even slightly – say, walking 115 steps per minute instead of 75 – makes walking an even bigger stress-reliever……And helps the effects of exercise last at least 2 hours longer.
That’s because the faster we move, the more oxygen-rich blood reaches our nervous system……And the more feel-good endorphins get blasted through our body. What’s the difference between 75 beats per minute and 115? Going from “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus……To “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson.