“Stress Buster” Fitness Offer coincides with Stress Awareness Month. Enrollment starts on 13th April 2015
According to the Regus Group, stress levels in the workplace are rising with 6 in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing workplace stress. But pressure on the job is just one cause of stress. Money issues, one’s health and lack of sleep are also factors known to cause stress.
With April being Stress Awareness month, B Fit Personal Training are launching their “April Stress Buster” program.
“Regular exercise has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and so will our April Stress Buster program. We evaluate people for free, set them up on a program and give them a 50% discount on a months unlimited membership,” says Kev Foley, owner of B Fit.
A 2012 study from the University of Maryland School of Public Health confirms what Kev says. It found that people can still reap the anxiety-relieving effects of exercise after the exercise has been completed. Study researcher J. Carson Smith, an assistant professor in the university’s department of kinesiology, says, “If you exercise, you’ll not only reduce your anxiety, but you’ll be better able to maintain that reduced anxiety when confronted with emotional events.”
Studies show that physical activity reorganises the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function. A relatively high-intensity exercise is superior in reducing stress and anxiety that may lead to heart disease. Moreover, research shows that high-intensity exercise especially benefits women.
Kev points out five additional ways getting more exercise can reduce anxiety and stress.
1. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity bumps up your body’s production of feel-good neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins reduce your perception of pain and trigger a positive feeling within.
2. It improves your focus. A May 2013 study by Harvard’s Men’s Health Watch found that regular exercise releases brain chemicals key for memory, concentration and mental sharpness.
3. It improves your mood. Exercise has been linked with increased self-confidence and lowering of symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety.
4. It increases your self-esteem. The more self-confident you are, the less likely you are to stress about upcoming situations and events in your life.
5. It improves your sleep. A well rested person is more likely to be able to handle stress better.
“Nobody enjoys being stressed out. Life is too short for that. We’re inviting people who are looking for a release valve from the pressures of everyday life. Anyone who wants to experience first-hand how much better they’ll feel through regular exercise are welcome to give this a try,” says Kev.
Contact Kev Foley at their private personal and group studio at St Peter’s Rugby Club in Cardiff to reserve your spot. Call 02920 617710.