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Practising These 4 Sports Could Be the Key to Reducing Stress

Oh My Mag logo Oh My Mag 20/05/2020 Johanna Garner

Are you looking for a way to reduce stress, while keeping active? Practising these 4 sports is the best way to ensure you stay healthy in body and mind!

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Yoga

It is well known, yoga is one of the best activities to do if you want to relax. These relaxation techniques associated with meditation will allow you to free your mind and spirit; an ideal way to start the day serenely. It is also well known that yoga helps with improved respiration, energy and vitality.

Running

Running is also a great way to relax, as long as you're not looking for performance above all else. The best is to run at your own pace and work on stamina. You can take the opportunity to walk in the countryside, look at beautiful landscapes and get some fresh air. Running is also beneficial to one's mental health, and it can prevent high blood pressure and strengthen the immune system.

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Qi Gong

Pronounced tchikong, this sport is considered truly medicinal in its home country, China. Through breathing exercises and the sequence of precise postures, Qi Gong will allow you to get rid of all the bad energy accumulated during the week. Like running, Qi Gong can lower high blood pressure and ease depression.

Tai Chi Chuan

This sport, also from China, is also based on a series of rhythmic movements made to the rhythm of your breaths, but these movements are continuous and you can make them last as long as you want according to how you do them. Tai chi chuan is known for its mood-enhancing, anti-stress and sleep facilitating qualities.

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