Living a healthier lifestyle is sometimes more than just regular exercise and healthy eating. In today’s fast paced lifestyle our brains are under increasing amounts of stress with: work, family, commuting, scheduling, chores, appointments, and an overabundance of news coverage and social media updates. The importance of incorporating a small amount of healthy stress release is just as important as exercises is to help keep your body healthy.
Studies continue to suggest the benefit of stress reduction techniques as a link to reduce and improve heart disease. A recent article from Harvard Medical School “Uncovering the link between emotional stress and heart disease” published in April 2017 offers more evidence that “treating stress reduces heart disease rates”
Learning stress management techniques and putting them into regular practice as a consistent part of your lifestyle can be daunting a first. Dedham Health & Athletic Complex offers an array of MIND BODY classes to teach beginners simple stretching, moderate movements, and meditation techniques. Our instructors have years of experience teaching first timers looking to improve their health and wellness. Especially beginners recovering from orthopedic injuries, cardiovascular events, or other physical limitations will greatly benefit from practicing Stress Management techniques on a regular basis.
Suggestions from The GROUP FITNESS FOR ALL SCHEDULE include:
Tai Chi Flow
Beginner Mat Pilates
Beginner Slow Flow Yoga
-Robbie Goldman, Dedham Health & Athletic Complex Exercise Physiologist