The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines stress as, “a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.; something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety.”
Basically, stress is all mental; now see how exercise helps: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “…physical activity increases the flow of oxygen into and out of your body, which has a direct effect on your brain. Exercise also increases your brain’s production of endorphins. Endorphins are the “feel-good” neurotransmitters that are responsible for the coveted “runner’s high”—a sense of well-being and euphoria that many experience from exercise.”
Have you ever noticed that you feel better after working out or doing a fun but mostly physical activity? The explanation above shows why a physical activity, such as roller skating, can improve your mental state as well as provide exercise for your body. Being active can prevent those pesky moods and feelings of being overstressed.
Ready to give it a try? Join us at Skatetown USA and see how much better you’ll feel after a few hours of roller skating. It may just become your favorite ‘de-stressing’ pastime! Check out our skating schedule to plan your next visit with us.
We look forward to helping you acquire a better mood and less stress for your life!