Friday, February 01, 2008

Exercising Through Stress

Let's face it. This life is filled with stressful things. Minor stresses are part of every day life. Major stresses also creep up now and then. For me, if I don't exercise my way through it, I really feel it adding up.

Lately, my favorite things to do to work through stress include running, dancing, and martial arts. I need to run because I am running a marathon and I have to train. But there is nothing more satisfying than a spontaneous round of front snap kicks or some energetic dancing in my kitchen.

If I don't do this, I know that unmanaged stress can lead to all sorts of health problems.