FROM OUR BLOG
Tamaria Brown, a double amputee, is an inspiration to us all at Riviera Fitness. She was a Hurricane Katrina survivor and former veteran carpenter has been a member of our Birmingham Gym for over a year now and has been an inspiration to us all.
We have known for years that exercise releases endorphines, making us temporarily feel better. But studies are currently showing that getting into shape can also be the most effective way to reduce long-term stress on our bodies as well. Loosing the extra thirty pounds around a person’s midsection can reduce stress on their cardiovascular system, lower their cholestrol, and blood pressure. The body no longer has to compensate and work extra hard to perform the same actions of somebody in shape.
Getting in shape can reduce stress as much as improving work enviroments, improving relationships, or getting out of debt.