Reduce Tension by Burning off Anxious Energy.

Exercise is an ideal way to reduce tension by burning off stress energy.

Exercise will lift your spirits. Brief periods of moderate aerobic workouts can raise the levels of 'feel good' chemicals in the brain such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine.

A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that exercise may be more effective than drugs in treating mild to moderate depression.

And scientists at Duke University Medical Center tested exercise against Zoloft, and found the ability of either -- or a combination of the two -- to reduce or eliminate symptoms were about the same. They found that exercise seemed to do a better job of keeping symptoms from coming back after the depression had lifted. The patients in this study had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

This report followed earlier research in which 156 adult volunteers had taken part in a four-month comparison of exercise, Zoloft or a combination. The exercise primarily consisted of brisk walking, stationary bike riding, or jogging for 30 minutes, plus a 10-minute warm-up and 5-minute cool-down, three times a week.

By exercising daily you will feel less stressed,less depressed and will maintain your optimal weight with ease.