Sometimes the best cure for a stressful day is a good gym session. Many people find the gym as a helpful way to clear their minds and rewind from the day. You might think that going to the gym after a stressful day is the perfect solution to unwind, but is it?
Not necessarily. Working out while you are too stressed can be detrimental to your body. Although going to the gym after a stressful day might sound like a good idea, you might put an unnecessary strain on your muscles.
If you’re looking to burn calories but still want to do something that’s going to help take the stress away, take a relaxing yoga class instead. Go for an easy jog or a walk outside around your neighborhood. What’s important is to get your body moving; that in itself will help to clear your head and start your relaxation process.
Next time you’re itching for a HIIT class after an unusually stressful day, think if that really would be the right solution. Maybe the alternative could be going on a light jog with some outdoor circuit work and then enjoying your favorite hot tea. You can achieve relaxation without running the risk of overworking your muscles, or accidentally hurting yourself in the process.