Many people think that relaxation is sitting in front of the television or going on holiday but in actual fact it can be doing your favourite sport.
You can relax when you are swimming, cycling, walking, yoga, aerobics, golf, etc etc.
The best way to look after your body is to find somethat you like that helps you relax. To find the correct balance and know when to stop and give your body a rest.
Normal stress is a challenge which strengthens the body’s own defences. However, abnormal stress and too much of it can overtax us physically as well as mentally.
The NHS site says ‘Having a massage is no better at beating stress than home relaxation techniques like breathing deeply and listening to soothing music, reports The Daily Telegraph.
This news is based on a trial on the effectiveness of therapeutic massage in treating generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), compared to thermotherapy (a heat-based treatment) or relaxation room therapy. After 12 weeks, anxiety scores improved in all three groups.’