Friday, September 5, 2014

Day 5, Reason 5: Exercise is Better Than a Stress Ball

As some of you may know, raising two boys can also raise the blood pressure.  It can get a little crazy and stressful around here, you know, like pretty much all the time.

Sometimes, they're just sending you up a wall and you just want to scream and possibly punch something.  Note, I said something, not someone, let's not be calling the social workers.  And that's where my favourite kickboxing DVD comes in.

Not only is it a fantastic workout, it's also a great stress reliever.  There's nothing like an hour of kicking and punching to blow off some steam.  It's not just kickboxing either - exercise of any kind is a fantastic stress reducer that can make you feel a lot better.  And it's both an immediate way to kill some stress as well as a long-term solution to keeping stress under control.

I'm guessing that my days of stress are long from over.  We've got the teen years to contend with, after all, and Nolan is already an obnoxious 7-year-old.  I can only imagine him at 15.  So keeping stress under control is reason number five, and it's a big one.

Day 5, Reason 5: Less, stress, happier mom.

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