Restorative exercises in times of stress
This is an unusual time for all of us. Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before. Our schedules and routines have been thrown out the window. We are navigating through an ever-changing situation resulting in chronic low-level stress.
If you are using this opportunity to really make progress on staying steady with your exercise program, good for you! Exercise challenges our systems by breaking them down, in a sense, to elicit a physiologic response of reinforcing strength for the next challenge. An equally important, yet often overlooked factor in this equation is the anabolic, or "building up" effect.