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Don’t Exercise Emotional

Exercise helps to “blow off some steam.”

In fact, exercise can be a way to sneak from hectic days and take your mind off your stresses.

A steady, consistent exercise routine may help you avoid being stressed out; deciding to exercise because you are upset could put your body in a compromising position. Emotions can cause a spike in your heart rate and attempting to exercise will only increase the strain and workload of your heart.

Here are two tips to keep for days when your emotions are putting your health and heart at risk.


Stretching gives you an opportunity to control your breathing and slow your pulse. You may not be pumping as much weight or dripping in sweat after, but you will be accomplishing some muscle maintenance and keeping your heart safe in the process. Yoga is a great choice as well. Your muscle groups can still be exercised and strengthened without putting any unsafe strain on your body.


Many people use daily walking as part of their health journey. Some have moved to jog or run at the start of a workout or as a complete workout. On days when you aren’t quite feeling yourself, going for a nice calm walk could be the answer. Similar to stretching, taking a walk may not equal your typical workout, but it can keep you on track for your goals.

In both of the tips, your body gets some time to calm down to a normal pulse rate and allows you to go into your regular workout in better shape than if you were still emotional. After a stretching or walking session you may feel more like yourself.

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