If you're looking to relieve stress, most people would think of getting a massage or doing some yoga.
How about a good, long, hard run?
Exercise is a great way to work out your stress. Why?
According to the Mayo Clinic, it:
-- boosts your endorphins, the brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.
-- is like meditation in movement. A rigorous workout in which you're concentrating on a single task (not multitasking!) helps calm you and clears your mind
-- elevates your mood, lowers symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety and even increases self-confidence
So the next time you're feeling overwhelmed by life, pamper yourself by exercising. And then you can go for the massage -- it will feel that much better!