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Work it out: why it’s important to exercise when stressed


Work it out: why it’s important to exercise when stressed

Instead of asking how to exercise when you’re stressed, you should be exercising to reduce that stress

Devlin Brown

Many have spoken about our nation’s collective post-traumatic stress disorder. Well, the knob has been turned to “full” and even I struggled to find the willpower to do anything a few weeks ago as our country burnt, let alone exercise.

“Oh look, there goes another Makro, let’s do a burpee.” Let’s be honest — when set against the reality and gravity of what’s going on it really does feel futile at best and selfish at worst to think about exercise. But it’s not.

Between midnight and 2am every day last week, obsessively scrolling through Twitter to make sure nothing had been missed, I lost control of my breathing; my pulse burst painfully in my head. My hands trembled. I wondered: “Does Yusuf Abramjee ever sleep?”..

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