Stress resilience through sport and training: with football to job success?


We are moved by the idea to make the world of work more human - without constant pressure for efficiency, stress and fear. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder.de® with podcast, eLearning-on-demand offers and news service we share 15 years of experience with our customers (Samsung, Otto, state institutions). By the Top20 female blogger and consultant Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, Wikipedia .
Disclosure & Image Rights: ERGO DIRECT has given us financial support. Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock.Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock. ,

Just the European Football Championship in France thrilled the masses. But football could actually make a career successful - if you played it yourself instead of just watching it. We explain why.

Stress resilience through sport and training: with football to job success? football-business-training

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!


More knowledge - Podcast, PDF download, eCourse or personal advice

Here writes for you: Mario Hahn is a freelance editor. Profile

How success, stress and sport are related

Overview

Stress in the office, stress reduction on the training ground. Just one of the many points of connection that stress and sport have with each other. Stress can inhibit exercise, but training can also relieve stress. What at first sounds like a paradox is reality in the often ignored interaction of body and mind.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Because almost every working athlete has experienced it before: One of those terribly long days at work that did not want to end. Stress with the project, trouble with the project Chef, And at this point the sports community is divided into two groups:

  1. After a day like this, one of them goes on the train and trains all the anger and frustration from the soul. The perfect example of stress relief through sport.
  2. The other group is thrown out of the way by the stress but sustainably, the motivation for the training sinks to zero and the results are not even with good will to see positively.

The brain is training

Overview

Many will have already found themselves in one or the other group - the interesting thing is that there is a constant change between the two camps. Who today with some extrarunds on the bench turned the anger to the boss into sweat, tomorrow can be so distracted from the thought of the work so that he counted himself in the repetitions.

And here, once again, the human brain comes into play. Because this is just as responsible for a good training as the right equipment for a runner - how essential this is, shows this further text.

  • But how does stress affect the training?
  • How can it be combated?
  • And why can ignoring your own mental performance limit be fatal?

The questions are answered below.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Stress - the facts

Overview

Stress, everyone knows, everyone feels different, but what exactly is it? Strictly according to the lexicon, stress (from Latin for more stringent "tensing") is the physical and psychological reaction to external stress - the stressor.

The background is mainly evolutionary: stress makes a person more powerful for a certain period of time. Our ancestors were thus more alert and had faster reactions.

How Eustress works

Overview

In today's technical language, this phase is referred to as eustress. So a stress that only has a positive effect. However, if the mammoths were too long on the game, the peak was eventually exceeded: the stress level remained the same, the performance curve but fell rapidly and sank down. Today, doctors speak of distress. Simply put, any eustress can become a distress: it only has to last long enough.

This means that the person can withstand little stress over long periods of time, or greater stress through correspondingly shorter phases. This is called stress tolerance and is different in each of them, this article locates its roots even in infancy.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Stress resilience through sport and training: with football to job success? Eustress distress

When stress becomes a problem

Overview

But, as soon as the personal peak is exceeded, so much power can be demanded, the body can no longer deliver it. After each stress the body needs a recovery phase. In the working life of normal athletes, for example, the evening of work and a night of good sleep are enough. It is critical, however, if the body is required too hard for too long without it being able to recover sufficiently.

Like every machine, the organism also shows signs of failure that become stronger as long as the body is refused recovery:

  • Slight concentration weaknesses become memory gaps.
  • Stomach problems such as heartburn become anorexia and ultimately ulcers.
  • The immune system can no longer work effectively: infections spread faster, muscle pain becomes stronger and longer.
  • The capacity for restful sleep is initially weakened by falling asleep, and later even inhibited.
  • Irritation develops into mood fluctuations and ultimately to depression and its consequences.

Depression caused by stress

Overview

Especially the depression is the psychological problem for athletes, because they can ruin any motivation, so that not even a rudimentary training can be maintained. Critical: You can really prevent depression according to this article does not.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

The only remedy is to break the stress before the mood problems develop into depression. It is also extremely important not to ignore these physical signals from misunderstood bravery. Stress is also used by competitive athletes, as will be seen later, but only some of their effects are later revealed.

Why sports stress can reduce

Overview

For most, sport is a distraction from work - about sitting office activity. In such jobs, the stress has mainly psychological reasons, less physical. Here recreation phases help a stressed organism.

The trick here: This recovery must be only partly synonymous with "rest". It just has to reduce the stressors - how that happens, the body is initially completely the same, even movement reduces stress, how this contribution clearly.

Real rest is necessary

Overview

Of course, he also needs real rest - but he also gets it with a healthy sleep during the night, so it does not have to be generated additionally. And those who take up their training at this point after work actively intervene in the balance of the balance "Stresserzeuger - Stressabbau".

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

After all, sport is a relaxation factor, even if it is practiced so hard. The stressors that result from the work are thus relieved, relaxation takes place.

How sport and training eliminate stress

Overview

And best of all, training can not only eliminate the normal everyday eustress, but also (to a certain extent) the distress.

An example: At work a project is called, which demands several weeks of the highest achievements. First of all, these require Eustress, which can be combated in two ways:

  1. Regular training after the end of the evening. Or, if that is not possible
  2. Extensive training at the weekend

In our example, the stress on the work is so great that these two training variants can not completely dismantle him.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Adjust the stress level

Overview

So there is always a certain residual stress that accumulates over the course of the weeks and accumulates together with the ever-new stress to the distress. At the end of the project, the professional sportsman is now quite exhausted - and is therefore not used to the usual training efforts - but now he needs lasting relaxation.

And because this can also be ensured through sport, he does not have to go on vacation, but can steer his stress level back into his usual routine through longer and stronger training - provided of course the other stressors are reduced. So for example by normal "service by regulation" instead of highest project requirements.

Stress resilience through sport and training: with football to job success? Stress Training

Why sports can cause additional stress

Overview

However, it is quite different when sport itself becomes a stressor. This can be done by way of overstated training targets, or even during the preparation for a competition. And here, the stress mechanisms in the body are exactly the same as the stress that is generated at work. For example, fear can come into play, which also stresses how this subject is explained in detail.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Even if a person is on a training plateau, stress can arise: How can I achieve higher performance? Why does my body react only weakly to the training?

When Eustress becomes a distress

Overview

And here Eustress and Distress come to bear again: In the early stages of the Eustress ensures that can be trained harder. The mind provides a boundless will to win. But if the athlete is not enough and he always demands the body only "more", here comes inevitably the point at which the distress outweighs: The benefits fall, and as much as you force yourself, the body does not play with.

Then, however, sport is no longer the possibility of recreation for the body, which he still presents with other stressors because he himself became a source of stress. Now, trainers are stuck in a pinch and have to find another way to reduce stress.

Why athletes are better prepared for stress

Overview

The fact that sports stress can reduce and simultaneously cause stress is now clear. But he is also a third option. After all, those who regularly exercise sports are also better prepared to deal with stress and physical and psychological consequences.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

For example, aerobic persistence training: the cardiovascular system strengthens and lowers the resting pulse permanently. If the affected person is now stressed, his pulse and his blood pressure also rise. However, the fact that his heart is trained is much less conducive to an unsporting person who is confronted with an otherwise level of stress.

With untrained people, the resting pulse is anyway quite high - so the pulse-increasing effect of stress has a much more serious effect than with an athlete whose heart acknowledges the usual stresses with a low resting pulse.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!

Mental training ensures routine in the mind

Overview

Likewise, the mental stress of competitions also ensures a gradual routine in the mind: So who, for example, every week has to get a grip on the certain "nervous flutter" before a football game and has learned to deal with it, will react much more relaxed in other similar stress situations - The initially mentioned stress tolerance shifts upwards.

However, even fully-trained athletes who have learned to cope with the toughest mental demands have a limit that is beyond professional stress according to this message Depression is widespread. It only takes them longer to reach this limit.

Summary

Overview

Football - and of course many other sports - can help to regulate one's own stress level and thus promote professional success.

For sports and stress go hand in hand, both in the case of degradation, as well as in the production and the hardening against stress. Important for athletes is only to know their own limits and to accept them. Of course, it is one thing to conquer the inner pig dog, but it is quite another thing to make stress killer sport a stressful one.

Tip: Text as PDF or podcast (please read the instructions!) or to this text complete eCourse Download. Regular promotions or news per Newsletter!


More knowledge - Podcast, PDF download, eCourse or personal advice

Overview


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save).

3,35 Book now


Listen to Podcast & Download MP3: You can listen to this text for free, as member even without annoying popup, or download the MP3 for a fee - Read usage rights, After the purchase page refresh, then you will find the download link here. Because we do not automatically submit the title of this podcast for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed.

3,35 Book now


Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

16,20 Book now


Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

149,99 Book now


occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow
  3. Debates per eMail subscribe (add link here!)
  1. Thomas Eggert

    Stress resilience through sport & training: with football to job success? by Mario Hahn via PROFESSIONAL PICTURES ... - Highly recommended ytw7DhnKtl

  2. Thomas Eggert

    Stress Resiliency through Sport & Training: With Football to Job Success? by Mario Hahn via BERUFEBILDER - Highly recommended hmW9QSC4Py

  3. REGIS GMBH

    Stress Resiliency through Sport & Training: With Football to Job Success? by Mario Hahn via BERUFEBILDER - Highly recommended kiYCaWhCE9

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.