Endorphins make you feel good, which is why working out tends to elevate your mood – it floods the body with those endorphins. So physical activity in general tends to reduce stress and make you happy, but certain activities go the extra mile in terms of stress reduction.
Yoga is an amazing workout that combines the body and the mind. Instructors instruct you to free your mind of stresses and worries before each session. You sit on your mat, close your eyes, and release yourself of your day-to-day thoughts, leaving yourself clear. You’re instructed on deep breathing and concentration which helps your mind as much as it helps your body.
It might seem easy to an outsider, but this low-impact exercise will make you sweat. You’ll learn poses that focus on balance, strength, and flexibility. Each pose can be modified for your own fitness level and abilities. This workout can be modified based on your other activities to strengthen certain muscle groups as well. There are certain poses to help runners, poses to strengthen trouble areas, and poses to strengthen the core.