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Relieve Some Stress – Exercise!

November 10, 2009

In a post from Lifehacker, stress is relieved in a myriad of fashion.  Listening to music was #1 for the 2nd year in a row, closely followed by….exercise.

Does this really surprise anyone?  According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise benefits you in the following ways:

  1. Exercise improves your mood
  2. Exercise combats chronic disease
  3. Exercise helps you manage your weight
  4. Exercise boosts your energy levels
  5. Exercise promotes better sleep
  6. Exercise can put the spark back in your sex life
  7. Exercise can be – gasp – fun!500x_1102_stress-chart

I’d be the first to admit I don’t always have enough helium in my balloon, but it’s nice to know that medical experts at an internationally recognized healthcare facility back up what I’ve known for years.  Exercise not only relieves stress, but it improves your quality of life.

If you are in need of a push to get off the couch, look no further than here.  In this economy, we all need something to relieve stress.  Not only does exercise get you in better shape, but you end up feeling pretty damn good about yourself.  If time is a factor or gym memberships scare you away, click here for some great ideas on how you can get going in the privacy of your own home.

Oh, by the way – the 8th Benefit to Exercise (according to Moi) – you can listen to music while you exercise.  Talk about multi-tasking!

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 10, 2009 1:17 pm

    Gotta love multi-tasking! Although, not sure how to listen to music when doing P90X, then we couldn’t hear the pearls of wisdom Tony has for us. hehe. I LOVE all his little quips.

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