Dr Chio Ugochukwu
We all know that stress can be a killer. It can either kill you slowly or quickly.Quickly will be through a heart attack or slowly through anxiety, nerves,depression or other organ damage. One way to manage the stress that builds up everyday is to build up energy through walking.
This is especially true if you go for walks on a regular basis. You can do this by walking around the inside of your house or outside your neighborhood or in a park. For basic health benefits like improving your mood, emotional resilience and improving your ability to manage your most stressful experiences, walk. Aim to walk at the least 10,000 steps everyday. Depending on your stride, 2,000 steps a day can be equal to about one mile.
We all have to deal with unexpected experiences everyday of our lives. This could to minor events or obstacles to major problem. A major problem could be discovering that you have life-threatening cancer or infections. At other times it could be minor problems like a train being in your way on your way to work. This could get you worried and worked up.Both events are stressful to different degrees.
Managing daily stress requires energy and discipline. Exercising regularly by walking regularly will help you to build up the emotional energy you will need to cope with stress. This is not entirely surprising since exercise can help to lift your mood. Exercise will also help you build up your physical energy and give the physical with the mechanical energy you will need to cope with the energy drainage that comes from dealing with stress.
Doing this for mild stressful events or your most stressful events, will require you to have discipline. Without discipline you will find daily stress very disruptive and you will find it difficult to stick your mechanisms to cope with stress. On the other the discipline that one will learn from walking regularly, will also help develop the discipline you will need to consistently cope with your most stressful