In stressful times, wise people know they need to work out. We are a stressed out nation; but ironically our fitness choices may be adding to our stress. If you’ve ever had a high intensity workout that stayed in hyper mode while racing against the clock and foregoing a good stretch cool down, you may know what it feels like to walk out of a work out with more agitation and/or stress than you walked into it with.
Thankfully it will always be true that fitness practices can de-stress us and lead us into a centering calm. We can always exercise freedom of choice when answering this question: Will I benefit from the chance to de-stress through my workouts or not?