I Can’t Afford all theTherapy I Need.

So, here’s what I do when I’m stressed and

1. There are no more BBQ chips left in the house (’cause I already ate the entire bag).

2. No one is around to take my bad mood out on

3. And it’s too early in the day for a glass of red wine…

I.  Run.  Away.

 

 “A 2008 study found that areas in the brain associated with mood are flooded with endorphins—the feel-good hormones—after exercise.

 

This is especially true with running. “When you run, it’s just you, your body, and the environment,” says Kristen Dieffenbach, Ph. D., a sports psychology consultant and assistant professor of athletic coaching at West Virginia University. Your arms, legs, and breathing fall into a rhythm that eventually lulls your brain into a meditative “no-stress zone” in which bills, boyfriends, and bosses fade away.”  – Women’s Health.
 
 
 
 

I always feel better after a run; it’s good to know that there is some science behind the addiction.  Read here for the rest of the story.

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3 Responses to I Can’t Afford all theTherapy I Need.

  1. momsmessages says:

    So very true!! On that note I think I will go for a run 🙂

  2. I’ve been itching to run again. Got to just start!

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