What are the best forms of exercise to help combat stress, or does this depend on the individual?

‘What are the best forms of exercise to help combat stress, or does this depend on the individual?’

Jennifer Campbell, PT on leading fitness and wellness community app TRUCONNECT by TV.FIT (truconnect.fit; @fitness) ‘Fitness is extremely personal, and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. Some people love cardio, others hate it. Some people need to work out early in the morning, while some can’t bear being up before the sun.

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It’s important to find what you enjoy most, as it will increase your likelihood of sticking with it. When assessing the right type of exercise for you, consider your goals. Along with bringing down your stress levels, are you looking to get stronger, faster, have more stamina, or gain or lose weight? Look for a routine that matches your fitness goals. ‘Strength training, high-intensity training and steady-state cardio are all fantastic ways to manage stress levels.

If you’re able to get outdoors, I highly encourage it. Fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for your mood. Cardio training is amazing for your heart and lungs. Finally, enlist the help of friends and family to help keep you motivated, as tackling workouts together will keep everyone happier and healthier.

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