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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Chapter Summary

One of the most effective ways you can master your stress is to engage in regular exercise. Physical activity releases muscle tension, and exercise provides a dress rehearsal for dealing with stress. You will notice varied benefits from exercise, including improved physical and emotional health and stress resistance. Any physical activity can help you to reduce stress. The types of exercise most closely linked with stress reduction include aerobics, resistance training such as weight lifting, and stretching. Buy any physical activity that is fun, provides a distraction from worries, and offers opportunities for social support is potentially stress-reducing for you. It is recommended that you exercise for thirty minutes daily to ...

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