Exercising to Reduce Stress—Ensuring the Mind Body Spirit Continuum

Regular exercise can greatly reduce stress as it leads to the body and mind being more balanced. Today, medical professionals are coining the term “diabetes belt” when analyzing the health problems of the population in 15 southern U.S. States, as the diabetic rates in the South are higher than the rest of the country. Having eight locations throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, Fitness Expo stores are strategically located to address this high-risk population’s health and fitness needs, and are accessible worldwide with its website: www.fitnessexpostores.com

Get Moving
Many activities, both physical as well as mental, can alleviate the stress of work and family life. Make the time to plan 15 to 20-minute workouts throughout the day. Any physical activity you do on a regular basis increases your energy levels and allows you to have a more positive outlook on everything you do. The brain’s endorphins, the neurotransmitters that boost your mood, increase in production when you are engaged in any physical activity. Testosterone hormone levels also rise in regular physical activity. The effects of stress on the body, coupled with a bad diet, can cause many health problems. It is important to understand that doing a few simple daily exercises can make all the difference.

Get Outdoors
Are you an outdoor enthusiast or thinking about taking your workout to the street? Fitness Expo has a solution for you. The ElliptoGo 3C, an innovative and fantastic machine, combines the experience of bike riding with non-impact walking or jogging. If you have a pet, the 3C is the perfect solution for walking your dog in an entirely new way—a fun release for you, and your dog will love it too.

Get into the holiday spirit
With the holiday season upon us, there is much to get into to lift your spirits and relieve your stress. This year’s Holiday Trail of Lights tour in Shreveport is coming up! The driving tour will include the southern cities of Alexandria-Pineville, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Shreveport-Bossier, all within driving distance of one another. The tour kicks off on December 6-7 from 6 p.m. -8:30 p.m. and again on December 13-14.