Friday, November 30, 2012

Stress Relief at the Gym

When you’re feeling nervous or stressed out, find relief at the gym.
There’s nothing like a good workout to burn off excess anxiety. A moderately paced sweat session can help bring down anxiety levels and keep them that way, even if faced with emotional events later in the day.
That lasting effect is key, because researchers found that while 30 minutes of quiet time also helped to calm people, the effects did not last as long.
When we get stressed out, it can feel like we don’t have time to exercise, but spending some quality time at the gym or outdoors is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Think of how much better you feel and even perform when you’re relaxed and centered.
When your mind isn’t racing with thoughts of “what if,” it frees you up to focus on what’s in front of you.

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