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Another Reason to Exercise: Stress Reduction

It is no real news that exercise helps reduce stress. I am a living proof of that fact. Scientists are continuing to study the relationship between stress reduction and exercise.

In a recent study participants had their blood drawn before and after completing two really frustrating tasks. The stress induced heart damaging chemicals spiked 5 times higher in the least fit subjects. The fit subjects were folks that jogged or cycled twice a week as well as walked for 30 - 40 minutes twice a week. The fitter people were generally leaner, minimizing their body fat. And it is fat that produces inflammatory chemicals that lead to heart disease.

The researchers conducting this study feel that two intense workouts a week should be enough to beat the stress. I just want to reiterate that was just 2 workouts a week. If you tend to fly off the handle, this could be the prescription for you.

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krisua krisua 10 years
Well yes, and besides the immediate good feeling you will feel better also looking inn the mirror so yes, excercising pays off!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Everything in my life is better since I started working out regularly 3 years ago. Everything!
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