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Can exercise reduce anger levels?

Interesting article here on whether exercise can moderate anger levels.
Well, seems like common sense to me. Here’s a little snippet:

The results of the study suggest is that “exercise, even a single bout of it, can have a robust prophylactic effect” against the buildup of anger, said Nathaniel Thom, a stress physiologist who was the study’s lead researcher.

“It’s like taking aspirin to combat heart disease,” he said. “You reduce your risk.”

When the men did not exercise, they had considerable difficulty controlling their racing emotion. But after exercise, they handled what they saw with more aplomb. Their moods were under firmer control.

Check the article out and feel free to let me know what you think!




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international businessman and consultant, life coach, world traveler and wandering mystic who loves keeping fit and is endlessly learning how to lead a healthy life.

One response to “Can exercise reduce anger levels?

  1. Tim

    I think it is a great way to reduce anger but it can also be another source of stress if you do not make recovery and restoration an integral part of your program.I think people sometimes start using exercise as a way to deal with stress and actually become addicted to training itself!

    Without adequate recovery you won’t last long on any training program or, at least, you’ll reach a point where you’re working harder for less return.

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