Fitness & Wellness Tip: Top 4 Ways to Relieve Stress


Posted on Jul 15, 2013

Stress has become so ingrained in our days and in our culture that you probably don’t even recognize it any more. But summer is the perfect time to relax, slow down a bit, and just enjoy the weather. What better time than July to use these lazy days to relieve any stress you’ve been experiencing?
Learn to cope with stress from this month forward by starting with just a few of the following tips.

  1. Work up a sweat. Exercise is one of the best ways to de-stress. Try a class, pop in a video, hop on your bike, or grab your jump rope. Picture the stress leaving your body through your pores, and let it go. 
  2. Get a massage. A professional massage can provide soothing, deep relaxation. As the tense muscles relax, so does the entire body, as well as your overstressed mind. Call 412-521-8011 ext. 267 to schedule your massage today. Stop by for your 20% off coupon good through the month of July. 
  3. Take a walk. Need a break from the office? Slip out the door and let your feet take you somewhere. 
  4. Try Yoga/ Centergy. This form of exercise helps reconnect your mind and body in the present moment, decreasing stress and enhancing well-being. Try a class this week.

Try Insanity… A great new class sure to cure your stress. It consists of 4 different exercise drills- 30 seconds each. Each of these blocks is repeated 3 times with a 30-second rest in between. First time through, the focus will be on form. The second round is all about range of motion. The final round ….nothing but power and energy. Modifications will be offered throughout with lots and lots of options. The class finishes with an awesome ab workout and 5 minutes of stretching. This class is designed so that anyone can be successful… even you! ( Thirty minutes and done!)

Stop saying “I wish.” Start saying “I will.”