By Mr. Sailendra S Raane
Director-Fitness Division, RESET-Holistic Living Concepts
Admit it, no matter what pushes our buttons, one thing is certain — we’re sure to get angry be it our self-created internal factors or external situations. Anger is a normal reaction as an outcome and there’s nothing wrong with it. However, what counts is how we handle it. Some people when pissed off, have a habit of going into an isolated corner and zen out in-order to cool down. But others feel the urge of raging hard. If you belong to the latter category, taking out our anger on the gym can be like a godsend.
Stress and anger often go hand in hand. As and when your stress levels rise, your levels of frustration and tension also tend to increase. Similarly, repressed or uncontrolled anger can also cause intensification and anxiety. Managing your anger effectively requires a blend of stress and anger management workouts.
It’s a known fact that there is a connection between physical and psychological health. There are a host of aspects that trigger anger and undesirable anxiety, but why let it aggravate and take charge of your mood? Your rage is undoubtedly a healthy, normal reaction, but can also be negative when it goes out-of-control, causing mess at home or while at work. When you lose your temper, your jawline stiffens, muscles tighten and maybe you grit your enamels as well. Working out enables in shifting your attention to the physical aspect thus burning off all the surplus energy levels. You may seek assistance in the way of bodily exercises and fitness workouts that will surely do wonders to lessen your levels of anxiety far more effectively than other ways. That’s exactly the role played by ‘anger-obics,’ the new go-to workouts for condensing your frustration levels.
Exercising decreases blood pressure and releases positive endorphins into the bloodstream that are meant to increase feelings of contentedness. Below mentioned are a list of workouts that lift up your spirits, release your tensed nerves thus majorly targeting to control your anger.
Boxing: The act of punching a bag can be a bodily and illustrative expression of anxiety or anger. It has the ability to develop a response in your body which facilitates in releasing unwanted tension. All you need to do is grab some boxing and get ready to vent out all your anger on a punching bag. While you hit it, it’s significant to protect exposed areas, including your wrists and hands. The moment you get the feeling of stress leaving your body, you need to drink water and breathe in and out to further release tension. Your focus and concentration will start enhancing as you continue to punch.
Physical Exercise – Physical exercise is one of the most efficient methods for controlling anger and anxiety. These exercises provide you with an opportunity to release your sentiments, particularly if you feel you’re about to burst. Moreover, exercise can also help to reduce stress levels by increasing your body’s production of endorphins that promote feelings of well-being. So, the next time you feel stressed or angry, try going for a run or a walk.
Aerobic Exercise – Performing aerobic workouts like cardiovascular exercises helps majorly to increase heart rate and facilitates to lessen your anxiety levels. These fitness exercises are a great way to support the pulmonary system, it predominantly is very operative at dropping down blood pressure and reducing stress. You can consider jogging, walking, bicycling or jumping rope.
Yoga – One of the most spiritual forms of exercise, performing Yoga exercises play a major role in facilitating us to feel better and physically fit. However, the various benefits of yoga do not just limit to this; it also offers emotional well-being and majorly keeping anger levels under control. Yoga helps us to stay focused and diverts our mind from negative thoughts and offers a pleasant state of mind.
Try these effective forms of exercises to avoid irritation and negative stress and instill your mind with positive energy.