Think about the times in your life when you’ve felt stress: giving a presentation at work, being late for a meeting or arguing with a family member. Remember how your heart was pounding and you were breathing harder? Emotional stress and anxiety make the heart work harder. That’s why you should try to keep them under control.
Everyone has certain stress triggers — things such as rush-hour traffic, family issues, finances or just having too much on your plate. No one can control all of these challenges, but there are ways to cope with them better. One of the best techniques is to walk your stress away.
Walking can ease burdens and relieve stress or anxiety. As an aerobic activity, walking releases hormones such as adrenaline in your body. Adrenaline stimulates the heart rate. This and other hormones are key players in your nervous system and in boosting your mood. Endorphins are also released in your body during activity. They help relieve pain and create a sense of well-being. Continue reading