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Learn to Relax With Exercise and Audiobooks

Aug 17, 2007
Everyone suffers from stress at one point or another in their life. It is how we handle stress that is most important. There is good stress which can help us get things done but then there is the bad stress which can take a heavy toll on our bodies, emotions and minds.

In recent studies, experts have determined that many diseases are linked to mental stress. Too much stress can bring about heart disease and can lower your immune system which can bring on cancers as well colds or other diseases you may normally be able to fight off.
Relaxation is important for the wellness of the body. Managing your anger and attitude is significant to heart health, and relaxation can help you manage stress. When you are feeling the bad stresses of life, feeling irritable, no energy, achy bones or just simply having a miserable day, the best thing to do is relax.

Whether you believe it or not, watching television is not relaxing to the body and is not a recommended method by experts. When we watch TV we are bombarded with commercials, ads, sounds and images. So how do we achieve relaxation? There are many ways we can relax.

One way to achieve relaxation is exercise. If you feel irritated a simple half-hour of exercise will often help settle things down. Although exercise is a great way to lose weight and helps you relax, it does not show you how to manage stress appropriately. That is why the experts say exercise should also be used in conjunction with other methods.

For those of us who like to workout to relax or stay in great shape, audio books can help us achieve this with less stress. No longer should you engage in workouts just listening to music or to the radio. Now, with audio books, you can kill 2 birds with one stone.

Below are exact ways in which you can use the power of audio books to maximize your relaxation techniques.

One - there are educative audio books that will show you more beneficial ways to exercise or relax for that matter. Many people don't know how to start or don't even know the right ways to do so. Instead of guessing, there are great audio books that will help you out. No matter how much you think already know, there are audio books out there that will teach you much better ways.

Some audio books come with calming music in the background, thereby making you stay focused and attentive while exercising making you relax more.

Two - audio books during workouts help to take your mind away from the physical activity. Instead of concentrating on the pain of the workout or, you will be concentrating on the message contained in the audio book.

This will allow you to stay longer when working out. If you usually jog for, say 10 minutes, with an interesting audio book you will be able to increase the jogging time to, say 30 minutes or more.

Three - there are specific audio books that talk about the importance of staying in shape, looking great and being healthy. Such audio books can be great for your motivation.

They help to give you more reasons why you should stay healthy and relax, instead of giving yourself excuses why you shouldn't. For example, audio books by motivational experts such as Anthony Robbins who was previously overweight, but now has lost weight and looks great, can influence you on the need to workout, even when you don't feel like it.

Four - for those who might want to give up their exercise when it gets difficult, an inspiring audio book during exercises can influence and motivate you to keep at it.

So, if you have always had a problem with sticking with your workout or have a hard time relaxing, get some great motivational audio books, such as Anthony Robbins "Awaken The Giant Within" and "Unlimited Power".

Not only will these helpful audio books help you mentally, they will help you stick to your workout plan. And eventually you will look great physically and feel great mentally.
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