Training In Times of Stress
When pressure in work or our personal lives mounts up, sweating it out in the gym or pounding the pavements can seem like a good way to obliterate the tension and boost the levels of feel-good chemicals from the brain.
The correlation between exercise and stress reduction has been well documented…it can be a welcome distraction, but push too hard and the physical stress, combined with the psychological stress already present can overwhelm your body and actually move you further away from your training goals.
Before getting into the specifics of how to adapt your training regimen, below are some general points to consider:
So, if there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week, but you still value your training…what are the best management strategies to ensure you’re still getting it in?