Study Challenges Common Belief: Reducing Arousal is More Effective Way to Release Tension than Expressing Anger

New research discovers jogging is not effective for stress relief

A recent study has challenged the notion that expressing anger is an effective way to cope with it. Instead, the study aimed to show that reducing arousal is a more beneficial method for releasing tension. Researchers analyzed 154 studies involving over 10,000 participants from various genders, ages, cultures, and backgrounds. The findings revealed that activities that heightened physiological arousal and body heat did not alleviate feelings of stress and anger; in fact, they often exacerbated them. On the other hand, activities like deep breathing, relaxation, meditation, yoga, muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing

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