There is nothing better than waking up early in the morning and starting off the day feeling energized, positive, empowered and ready to conquer the world! Most of successful people have established this practise as their usual, everyday, morning ritual and claim that this habit is to partly take the credit for their success in life – financially, physically and emotionally.
Ancient Greeks have a parabole which argues that exercising is the antidote for depression. This has also been scientifically manifested in the modern world, and it is proven that indeed that is the actual case, since exercise exudes dopamine which one of the hormones of happiness.
One of the most ancient forms of exercise, which was initially practised by ancient Asians is said to be the secret of a long, healthy life. Some techniques which promote flexibility and accelerate blood circulation pumping blood to the brain and heart, seem to fight stress, depression and anxiety. It is often mistaken that this form of exercises is adhered for the females, but this is nothing more than a myth, as more and more men seem to sign up and take up Yoga as their new exercise routine. Experts say that outdoor yoga has more benefits, as tranquility and breathing in the fresh air allows more positive emotions to be wired in the brain.
Next time you feel the pressure smothering and weighing you down you, all you need to do is take your mat and start off with the basic techniques of meditation and you will be feeling a lot better in a jiffy!
Just remember to breathe in and breathe out!
These are some of the basis Yoga techniques and posture to start with:
The Balasana Posture:
The Vriksasana Posture:
It is one of the best ways to increase stamina and to exercise all organs and muscles. Swimming in a swimming pool or out in the ocean can be both as beneficiary as each other. However, doctors often recommend to get a good swim in the sea, as saltwater has other benefits for the health. This includes treating allergies such as hay fever and other skin conditions, such as eczema. What is more, it also prevents the appearance of colds, because it rejuvenates skin cells and strengthens the lungs.
No wonder there are people that swim in the sea all year round, while some may disregard the below-zero-temperature conditions!
One of the best forms of exercise is cycling. Approximately 30 minutes of cycling per day corresponds to the right amount of time you are required to spend on a bike, daily. Cycling enhances joints as well as burns out fat cells, preventing diabetes 2 and future obesity. Since it is considered one of the most ideal forms of work out, seize the opportunity whenever it’s possible and start riding your bike, more especially when you need to run your errands. Cycling can be considered detoxifying as the more you ride, the more the more stress the body releases.
Make sure you make the best of your riding experience and combine it with exploration, by cycling in natural path trails with good company!
Jogging is considered one of the best forms of exercise, however it is often suggested that running should not take place everyday, yet up to three times a week only. This is because excess running can sometimes do more harm to the joints. Despite some drawbacks in running, it is safe to state that is jogging works great for the heart and strengthens the bones, prolonging or even avoiding the appearance of osteoporosis.