Help Control Stress
Control stress through exercise:
Too much stress in your life? Stress from work because of a difficult boss or co-workers? Stress from home because of a hectic family life? Exercise is a great way to manage stress so that it no longer interferes with your health and happiness. And adult martial arts classes may be the best answer to finding a form of exercise you actually want to do.
How Exercise Helps Reduce Stress:
Exercise helps both the brain and body handle stress better. Regular exercise improves mood, relieves anxiety and depression, and increases energy. In addition, exercise increases your ability to focus, think clearly, and learn more effectively, all of which will enhance your productiveness and further reduce stress.
Studies have found that exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine in brain regions involved in the body's stress response. The neurotransmitters and endorphins released from a single exercise session generate 90 to 120 minutes of post-exercise calm, therefore improving your mood and leaving you relaxed.
Some psychologists also think exercise thwarts depression and anxiety because it forces the body's systems - all part of our stress response - to communicate more closely than usual. This workout of the body's communication system gives the body a chance to practice dealing with stress. Similarly, if we become more sedentary, our bodies are less efficient and therefore less able to deal with stressful situations.
Additional ways in which exercise reduces stress:
Exercise can reduce tension. Exercise reduces nervous tension by decreasing the electrical activity of tensed muscles. People who exercise feel less jittery and hyperactive after working out.Exercise can make you eat healthier. People tend to eat more nutritious food when they exercise regularly.
Exercise can make you feel better about yourself. Taking action and seeing positive results will improve your confidence and self-image, which contribute to stress relief.
Tae Kwon Do: a workout you'll enjoy
If you think of exercise as just another item on your to-do list, it can easily become another source of stress. To make exercise a stress-reducer, you need to find a form of exercise you enjoy - an activity you look forward to doing. Think adult martial arts classes at Tiger Lee's Tae Kwon Do.
According to the Mayo Clinic, two important factors in finding an exercise routine you can stick with are having set goals and working out with a friend. At Tiger Lee's Tae Kwon Do you get both. Our belt system has goal setting built into it - students are motivated to achieve each new belt level, all the way to black belt. And, unlike many gyms or fitness facilities, our atmosphere is friendly and encouraging - the ideal place to bring a friend and make new ones.
Our martial arts instructors teach everything step-by-step, with patience and enthusiasm. You will enjoy learning the various martial arts techniques and self-defense moves, while at the same time improving your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength.
Most of our students start out as beginners. No prior experience is needed (unlike some sporting activities), and our teachers are always receptive to questions.
Choose Tiger Lee's
See what a difference Tiger Lee's martial arts classes can make. Get rid of the stress in your life today by getting started with our Quick Start Program. We promise you'll be happy with the results.