Physical activity releases endorphins, the brain’s chemical happiness boosters. When we’re pissed, the best antidote may be to go for a walk, hit the weight room, or take it out on the stairmaster. Stepping away from a source of frustration can also help us gain a different perspective, simply by clearing our minds.
Takeaway: Next time your boss gets to you, offer to run (or power-walk) to the local coffee shop for a coworker. It’ll give you an excuse to get some movement in and decompress.
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