Franklin Athletic Club wishes you a Merry Christmas and a few tips on a stress free holiday season!
Typically the holidays can be a stressful time of year. With visiting family, traveling, shopping and unmet expectations, the Christmas season can be more of a hassle than a joy. Franklin Athletic Club gives a few tips for a stress free holiday season! Turn the stressful elements into a positive this Christmas!
It has been scientifically proven that physiological changes occur in your body when you laugh. Endorphines, the brain’s neurotransmitters, makes one feel happy and relaxed, and are released when you smile and laugh. This hormone also reduces pain and lowers cortisol, which is the same chemical released when stressed. So release the laughter, even fake smiles will do!
Back to the endorphins, working out lowers stress levels by releasing these helpful chemicals. Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower symptoms associated with depression and anxiety- especially over the holidays. Get outside this holiday and go for a run or head to Franklin Athletic Club for a spin or Pilates class!
Science has shown evidence of emotional growth and added health benefits of having a grateful attitude! Take this season to write down 3 things you are thankful for each day. This will quickly eliminate negative emotions, decrease stress and help change perspective within minutes!
As an added bonus to your holidays, come take advantage of our unprecedented gym membership special! If you join now, you will receive your first 6 months free at the best gym in Franklin! Act now, and get those endorphins flowing in time for the new year! Sign up online and grab hold of a better life today!