Metal health and fysical health are strongly connected, that is no longer a secret. A healthy body helps keeping your mind healthy, and vice versa. How does this work, and how can you make the most out of it?
Exercising against stress
Why does exercising lower you stress levels?
There are different kinds of stress. Stress is a healthy reaction of the body, caused by stress hormone cortisol. It helps us to focus in threatening situation. Stress turns into a problem when the level of stress is structurally high.
Exercising makes your stress levels go up, so your body has to get working to controll your hormone levels. This reaction is healthy. This way you train your body to take controll over the stress levels. This is usefull in stressful situations outside the gym.
Does exercising prevent a burn-out?
Burn-outs are a serious and an increasingly common problem. 1 million Dutch people and even 17% of employees in the age of 25 to 35 are suffering form stressrelated symptoms such as burn-out. Lots of people will be affected. This has a mayor impact. If you are interested in more about this impact, look at the surveys made by TNO https://www.monitorarbeid.tno.nl/english/
A healthy lifestyle can help prevent a burn-out. Exercising is a very important part of this. It can function as a stress releave, and makes you feel satisfied. It also helps you sleep well, and it trains you body in controlling stress levels.
It is important that you know that exercising alone is not enough. Make sure you have your moments to relax, enough sleep, healthy nutrition and limited pressure from work. These are all factors that can help you prevent a burn-out. And the most important of all: consult your doctor and get professional help.
Exercising with a burn-out
Your therapist will teach you how to deal with you burn-out. One thing that can help you recover is exercising. It can help you relax, and it helps you get your mind straight.
The effects of exercising when suffering from burn-out are very personal. Try not to push yourself, and take it step by step. A personal trainer can help you and create the best fitting program for your situation. He will take into account your therapists advice, and with your wishes and limits.
Exercising can make you feel better. It can make you build up your confidence and help you to move again. You could start with a constructive and varied program made by your personal trainer, and after that, when you feel you are up to it, you could join a boot camp session.
At Personal Perfomance Training we are convinced that exercising results in more than just fysical health. That is why ‘Stand stronger in life’ is our motto. We would love to help you, even if you start from a tough position, like a burn-out. We want to help you get the best out of yourself, and let you grow, so you will stand stronger in life.