Exercise and anger, what do they have in common?
Well, they have a lot in common.
What do you do when you get mad? Do you yell or scream? How about punch a hole in the wall or punch someone? Well, I’d hate for you to punch someone, so, let’s hope that is not the case.
Just like exercise can help many other things, it can help you manger your anger.
Here are four reasons why exercise and anger have a lot in common.
Reason #1 exercise can help to control your anger
If you know you are facing a situation that will make you mad, go exercise!
The pinned up energy you’re saving to get angry can be used for exercise instead.
Also, instead of blowing off steam on someone, you can take that time to exercise. While exercising, think about what really made you mad and use the exercise to relax you.
Reason #2 exercise can help to control your anger
When we exercise, our body releases feel good hormones called endorphins.
As a result, if we have these hormones releasing from our body, they will help to relax us.
Typically, a light jog or 20 minute walk is enough to release those hormones and keep us from getting into a “hot” situation!
Reason #3 exercise can help to control your anger
High blood pressure can make you feel angry.
Exercise helps to control and even reduce high blood pressure.
As a result, if you have high blood pressure, regular exercise should be normal for you.
Reason #4 exercise can help to control your anger
How many times have you seen someone who is angry get out of breath? I know that I have.
By taking long, cleansing breaths, exercise such as yoga can help control your anger. As a result, I recommend calming exercise such as yoga or tai chai when we get angry.
Exercise can help to control your anger. The exercise you want to do is cardio exercise like walking, jogging or running. In addition, weight training and calming exercises help too.
Why not control your anger through exercise? Stop the medication, yelling or even physically hurting someone. If this blog made you mad, then, you know what to do! 😉