Workouts To Reduce Stress

words Josie Broad

Workouts for those who want a body burn and lower their cortisol levels. 


Stress seems to be an inevitable part of life, many of us are constantly battling with heightened cortisol levels, the infamous stress hormone. For some, management can look like working out, reading a book, taking a hot bath, meditating, walking along the beach and more. 


The problem is, while exercise is a fantastic way to alleviate stress, certain types of workouts can actually stress your body out more, leaving you feeling more frazzled than before. 


However, there are plenty of effective workouts that not only keep cortisol levels in check but also leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated. Allowing you to switch off and release!


The best workouts for lowering your cortisol levels are, 


Yoga: A holistic practice that combines physical movement with mindful breathing. This gentle yet powerful workout helps reduce cortisol levels by promoting relaxation and stress relief. Our sweet Paula embodies grace and a soothing effect, we recommend trying out one of her flows to help get your body moving, stretching out any tight knots in the body and breathing in good energy. Her flows are found in the yoga section of the app. 


Pilates: Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles while improving flexibility and posture. Unlike high-intensity workouts, Pilates is controlled movements and mindful breathing, making it an excellent choice for keeping cortisol levels in check. Our beautiful Sophie takes you through movements that require little to no equipment that will have you feeling strong and calm, getting in a great full body burn whilst being kind to yourself. You can find Sophie's flows in the app


Walking: Sometimes, the simplest workouts are the most effective. A brisk walk in nature not only provides cardiovascular benefits but also reduces cortisol levels. Spend time outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and let the gentle rhythm of walking calm your mind. Using the in app step tracker is a great way to see if you're on track and push you to hit targets.


Incorporating these workouts into your fitness routine can help you manage stress more effectively while reaping the numerous health benefits of exercise. Remember to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and prioritise rest and recovery to maintain a healthy balance. With the right approach, you can stay fit, focused, and stress-free, one workout at a time.