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.