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Activity, the Great Stress Reducer

Today, I am discussing point two in stress management, activity. We’ve all heard about the endorphins released when we exercise; still, many of us think exercise has to be a huge workout at the gym. Don’t let that be the excuse that is keeping you from moving.

Exercise is the outlet that all of us can use to vent our frustration; but, it is also something else, “Moving Mediation.*” I wish I had come up with that concept; because it is so right. When we make the time to take a walk and leave the world behind for that 15 or 20 minutes something happens. Our head clears, some say the same thing happens when you drive; but, the benefits of exercising far outweigh any benefits of driving.

Yes, exercise can help control weight, prevent heart disease and improves ones body image. But, the benefits to us mentally if we increase our physical activity are endless. If world leaders can take time out of their busy schedules to exercise there must be something to it.

The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity a day at least five days a week. Are you doing that? Go take a walk it doesn’t have to be on a treadmill or all at one time. Just get moving. Don’t let stress get in the way of your success.

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