EX­ER­CISE

Saturday Star - - WELLBEING -

THE South African De­pres­sion and Anx­i­ety Group (Sadag) says phys­i­cal ex­er­cise can help re­lease pres­sure caused by neg­a­tive emo­tions such as anger, anx­i­ety and stress.

For ad­di­tional health ben­e­fits, a com­bi­na­tion of mod­er­ate­and vig­or­ous­in­ten­sity aer­o­bic ac­tiv­ity to high­in­ten­sity mus­cle­strength­en­ing ac­tiv­ity at least two days a week is rec­om­mended.

Let­shego Zulu, fit­ness and ad­ven­ture en­thu­si­ast, sug­gests mini work­outs such as burpees and squats.

She also sug­gests “Moun­tain Climbers” – cal­is­thenic ex­er­cises that chal­lenge your balance, agility and co-or­di­na­tion.

“Turk­ish Get-ups” are a to­tal­body ex­er­cise that in­creases torso sta­bil­i­sa­tion and over­all strength.

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