Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday in Vail
'Tis the season for marathon shopping, cooking, cleaning and wrapping. The holidays in Vail can be a very stressful time of year for many. As the Athletic Director at Vail's largest fitness training facility in Vail, it's a great time to remember how important excercise is during the holidays.
Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step and also has some direct stress busting benefits. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a game of tennis, squash or raqcetball or a workout or snowshoe can also contribute to this same feeling. It's meditation in motion. After a fast-paced game of racquetball or a hike up the mountain, you'll often find that you've forgotten the day's irritations and concentrated only on your body's movements. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, you may find that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do. It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
Photo credit: Spin class at Aria Athletic Club helps relieve stress.
This holiday season, take time to excercise or treat yourself to a well-deserved spa treatment at Aria Spa. With a variety of fitness classes and personal trainers, there's no excuse not to.
For more information on fitness in Vail or to become a member at Aria Athletic Club, feel free to contact me anytime.
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