Les Mills Helps Beat Stress

by Ryan Halvorson on Mar 04, 2009

Making News

To help United States citizens reduce stress during difficult economic times, Les Mills offered interested participants a free class at varying health and fitness facilities during December 2008. Part of the nationwide “Stress Less America: Elect to Change, Vote for Yourself” campaign, the health-conscious program was designed to highlight the stress-busting effects of exercise. “One exercise session alone can generate 90–120 minutes of relaxation response,” stated Les Mills creative director Jackie Mills, MD. “Clinicians have measured a decrease in electrical activity of tensed muscles following exercise, which has the result of leaving people feeling less jittery and hyperactive. And of course there’s the general improvement to your self-esteem that comes from just knowing you’ve done something good for yourself.”

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 6, Issue 3

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson IDEA Author/Presenter

Ryan Halvorson is the publications assistant for IDEA Health & Fitness Association. He is a speaker and regular contributor to health and fitness publications and a certified personal trainer.