Studies that compare physical exercise and psychological well-being show that exercise is a key component to emotional health. One study in Finland discovered that individuals who exercised 2-3 times a week experienced significantly less depression, anger, and stress than those exercising less frequently or not at all. They also found that those who exercised at least twice a week reported higher levels of sense of coherence and a stronger feeling of social integration.
Here are 7 exercises I found that are recommended to reduce stress, relax muscle tension, and calm the ADHD mind.
- Take a walk around the neighborhood. Walking burns off excess energy and the repetitive thumping of feet hitting the pavement can bring the mind back into focus.
- Practice yoga, this combines meditation, stretching, and physical movement which reduces stress and improves blood...