An active lifestyle is the perfect antidote to those common bouts of sadness. Many studies have shown that regular exercise and frequent physical activity release endorphins, that can lower stress levels, boost levels of confidence and fight symptoms of depression. Here are five tried and tested gym workouts that will certainly drive the blues away.
1. A Moderate 30-Minute Jog
A quick jog can do wonders for your emotional state. Jump on your treadmill and watch an entertaining television show or even play a few online games. Vary your speeds to keep things interesting, and you’ll be done before you know it.
2. Do Short Sprints Mixed with Brisk Walking
Interval training is a great form of cardio. Break up running sprints with moderate walking in between. Treadmills with Technogym’s Unity platform allow you to set the interval speeds at the beginning of the workout so you can enjoy a fluid workout experience.
Get on on your treadmill and do a 2-minute sprint, quickly followed by a 10-minute walk. Do this repeatedly. Listen to some upbeat music to keep your spirits and energy up during the workout.
3. Do Intensive Cycling 30 Minutes a Day
Many fitness enthusiasts can attest to the many benefits of cycling. This workout improves cardiovascular fitness, lowers the risk of heart disease, and relieves muscles of built-up pressure. If you have a lot on your mind, get in the zone and spend half an hour cycling and feel better immediately.
4. Try Aerobic Exercises Using an Elliptical Trainer
Aerobic exercises improve blood flow, shed excess weight and lower anxiety levels, giving you a clear mind and a happy heart. Take a friend to the gym and get on the elliptical machines for 30 minutes a day and you’ll feel the day’s stress melt away.
5. Stretch Those Muscles at the End of the Day
Stretching is perfect for those who don’t have that much time to spend at the gym. Lengthening your neck, arms, torso and legs through stretching can be a therapeutic release. At the same time, it effectively releases tensions, making you feel more relaxed. Use a stretching machine, such as Technogym’s FLEXability Anterior, for 15 minutes every day, and give those aching and tight muscles the relief it deserves.
Don’t let sadness bring you down. Fight off those bouts of depression with these gym workouts from E-Sports.