Everyone deals with stress different ways. Some go for comfort foods, for me I go for exercise. I have the best workouts because I am pushing myself so hard to let it go of the stress. It is the most constructive way to reduce stress. This week has been stressful with work and family crisis. Yesterday, I ran 6 tempo hilly miles in my sanctuary (Maudslay State Park). Today, TRX, teach class in the pool then bike 15 miles. After these workouts I am so relaxed from all those endorphins that I work more efficient, in a better mood and have good night sleep.

Next time, time you are stressed think before you grab that candy bar. Go for walk, run, bike ride, swim, spin class or exercise, you will be in a better place with yourself and have great workout.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

2 thoughts on “Stress

  1. Pam, thanks for articulating this. I agree. Workouts also help me get a solid night’s sleep. I once read that exercise can be as effective as medication for people with depression. The biochemical reactions from exercise must be positive in many ways.

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