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How to Workout a Bad Mood

Emotion: Anger and Frustration

We've all been angry and frustrated at some point and
time. Something happens and work and it takes all you
have not to yell and throw something. Your kids were
created with this amazing ability to know exactly what
buttons to push to send you over the edge. You're driving
down the road and some moron cuts you off and drives
like a crazy person.

Workout Solution: Boxing, Kickboxing and Marital Arts

You'll release anger with every punch, kick and jab. Imagine
the target of your anger as you do a set of 12 front kicks!
Besides getting your anger out you’ll blast calories with
these cardio workouts. And besides actually making contact
with pads, targets, and shields (a major stress and anger
releaser!), you’ll gain gaining confidence, discipline, and focus. 

Emotion: Loneliness 

When you feel lonely sitting around and throwing a pity party
does nothing to fix the situation. It takes going out and
socializing and putting yourself around people. 

Workout Solution: Group Exercise Classes or Boot Camps

Exercising with a group of people who are all following the
same routine and all have similar goals can really make you
feel like you're a part of something bigger than yourself.
You get a chance to meet new friends and develop
relationships that like minded people striving for similar goals.    

Emotion: Boredom 

Do you ever get bored doing the same routines? Find
yourself feeling like a mouse on a wheel? Even find yourself
dreading working out because you know just what to expect?

Workout Solution: Zumba, Working Out Outdoors, New

If your bored with your current routine then change it up!
Add in a Zumba class a couple times a week for some fun,
challenging and never boring cardio. If your tired of running
on the treadmill then get outside and go for a run with better
scenery and a change of pace. If your bored with the same
old exercises and not sure whatelse to do get with a personal
trainer and let them show you new things that will challenge
and push you out of that rut. You can always add in a bootcamp
as well to change things up, make it fun and keep you
motivated and going. 

Emotion: Depression and Anxiety

Depression can be a very serious condition that affects millions
of people each year. For some their depression becomes so
severe that they require medication, but for the majority of
the others that suffer from depression exercise is one of the
best treatments. Exercise can switch on certain genes that
increase the brain's level of galanin, a peptide neurotransmitter
that appears to tone down the body's stress response by
regulating another brain chemical, norepinephrine.The result
is that exercise primes the brain to show less stress in
response to new stimuli. The hardest part is when you
have anxiety or depression, exercise often seems like the
last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated,
exercise can make a big difference.

Workout Solution: Group Classes, Boot Camp, Running,
and Biking 

Because strong social support is important for those with
depression, joining a group exercise class may be beneficial.
Or you can exercise with a close friend or your partner.
In doing so, you will benefit from the physical activity and
emotional comfort, knowing that others are supportive of you.
Getting out and enjoy nature is also very helpful and benefitical.
The fresh air and sunlight can be very theraputic, especially
for those who are suffering from Seasonal Affect Disorder.

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