Exercise to relax?

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Are you trying to cope with daily stress? Have you ever considered exercise to help relieve your stress? We have a solution, but it may seem a bit non-traditional. Rhythmic exercise can provide the relief.

At first thought, exercise might not sound very relaxing. However studies confirm rhythmic and repetitive movement can be very calming. Running walking and swimming are examples of repetitive movement exercises. These activities synchronize your breath and muscle movement. This causes a meditative state that harmonizes the mind and body. This muscular meditation is a great way to clear the mind, energize the body and promote a sense of well being.

A 20-minute stroll of mild to moderate intensity can invoke feelings of relaxation and optimism. So try some muscular meditation and find your relaxation rhythm for real stress relief.