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Proformance's three best things to reduce stress on your mind and body

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 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tax season and extra weight from the winter season have you down? Proformance personal trainer Carlos Rivas says explains three of the most effective methods of managing stress that are simple enough for you to work into your daily life, and effective enough to get you in a more positive state of mind.


One of the easiest and most doctor-recommended ways to address stress, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, is exercise.

Physical activity encourages your brain to produce more endorphins, the feel good chemical that effectively relieves depression and anxiety. Our Certified Personal Trainers recommend circuit training, a method of training that alternates weight-training exercises with cardiovascular exercises. Circuit training allows you to get an effective workout in minimal time and get the benefits of cardiovascular activity, strength training activity, and flexibility!.


It's been practiced for thousands of years by cultures all across the globe, and in recent years is being recommended by more and more doctors for stress relief and overall well-being. Primarily used to derive a sense of inner peace and calm, The Mayo Clinic reported that the relaxation gained from meditation is not merely a momentary reprieve from acute stress, but can in fact stick with you throughout your day. A simple 10-minute meditation session in the morning can help you to prevent or reduce instances of stress you may face in your day.

Ideal Performance Foods

You can take active measures to reduce stress by eating the right foods. Eat more vegetables, fruits, and lean meats to increase your energy levels and to reduce your stress levels! Limit dairy, processed foods, sugar, and fried foods.

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About Carlos:

Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS is the Director of Fitness and Wellness Operations @ ProFormance Fitness and FitCorp. He holds bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Carlos is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness editor for Kentuckiana Health and Fitness Magazine, Strength and Conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, Fitness Consultant to Ms. America Program, and has more than 20,000 hours of personal training experience. Carlos can be reached by e-mail: or 502.741.9428

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