Exam Time

We would like to wish all our clients entering their exam time good luck with getting all your revision done and in taking your exams.

We just want to remind you that exercise, especially aerobic exercise, reduces your levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. Exercise also encourages the production of endorphins, the chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators. An article published in the Sports Medicine* found that exercising for at least 21 minutes, yes only 21 minutes!!, was all that was necessary to start to feel stress relief benefits.

A contributor to the Huffington Post, Dr Mathew Stults-Koleman, recognises that the social support from workout partners and gym staff can also help alleviate stress. This is great news for the brain as stress can affect our ability to recall information and that’s the last thing you want before an exam!!

So, it seems taking a break from the books and a having a workout at Esprit Ladies Health Club & Spa will help get you achieve your fitness goals and your academic targets too. So, see you soon and GOOD LUCK from all the Esprit team.


*A Meta- Analysis on the Anxiety-Reducing Effects of Acute and Chronic Exercise                                     Petruzzello, S.J., Landers, D.M., Hatfield, B.D. et al. Sports Med (1991) 11: 143. doi:10.2165/00007256-199111030-00002