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'Tis the Season to Curb Stress: Tip #5 Exercise

Workout at Home.jpgThe holidays can come with a lot of ups and downs when it comes to your mood. To lower your stress levels during the holidays, don't abandon healthy habits. Exercise can help boost your energy levels and lift your spirits. Try to include regular physical activity in your daily routine throughout the season.

 

How do you motivate yourself to exercise when you feel low or stressed? Getting started is half the battle. Once you've done that, notice how you feel after you're done working out.

 

Check out the other tips and kick that holiday stress to the curb!

 

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The Town of Cary, NC has online exercise classes for seniors. It’s an excellent program. The best class is Functional Fitness led by Stacy Smith of Yoga Unlimited. This is a fantastic service for the senior citizens of Cary!!!! 

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Thanks for sharing @ellysmom! What a great program - glad you are finding it beneficial and enjoyable!

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My local multi-generational center has FREE 1 hour exercises classes for 55+ twice a week.  What a great workout and social time.   We get cardio, stretching and weights and you feel great after participating.

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That sounds like a well-balanced workout, and it's so wonderful that it's free!

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I'm an early riser - just started playing pickleball - love it!  Gets me up and moving - start at 9 and leave at 10:30 or so.  Have been playing 3 days a week with a resting day in between. 

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3 days a week is great @SherryE632179! Pickleball seems to be having a moment right now - lots of folks have recently started playing it!

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I've found that exercise can relieve stress. Crunches to build up the core is easier on the back than situps. Then light workouts with dumbbells. Used to be an exercise fanatic but age has me taking it easy. My nightly walks help clear the mind.

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I take daily walks as well, usually in the morning. Agreed that walking is a great way to clear the mind and move the body.

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I’ll lift my spirits by lifting some spirits!  🥃

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