We all get angry from time to time and struggle with healthy ways to express it. Instead of letting your anger sit inside of you, try letting it out through exercise. Exercising is a great way to activate feel-good hormones like endorphins and serotonin and control your mood.

Practice Boxing

Boxing is a full-body workout that releases stress and gets your heart pumping. Boxing also forces you to give complete focus and attention to every specific jab or punch combination, allowing you to take your mind off of your anger. You can channel your anger with at-home boxing workouts with home equipment, or you can go to your nearby gym. Visualize your anger right in front of you with every jab and punch you make. This will make you feel more in control of your emotions.

Jumping Rope

Another great exercise to blow off steam is jump roping. Not only will you burn calories quickly and increase your heart rate, but it is also another exercise that requires full concentration. Jumping rope is an accessible and affordable exercise to do any time of the day. Whenever you feel your anger is reaching an all-time high, grab a jump rope and only focus on the present moment.

Take a Walk

Walking is an effective way to improve your cardiovascular health and release your heated anger. According to Very Well Fit’s article “The Best Exercises for When You’re Feeling Angry,” reaching 10,000 steps a day can reduce levels of anger and reduce mood distress. You can walk to the speed of feel-good music that will put you in a better mood or hardcore power music to boost your speed and make you feel invincible.

Mind-Body Practices

Yoga and tai chi can lower your blood pressure and keep you calmer. There are many different types of yoga you can try to reduce your anger, like hatha yoga, which is slow and gentle. Tai chi is a series of flowing movements to meditate, calm your temper, and bring your heart rate down.

Anger can be an emotion that is always in your control, no matter how intense it is. By channeling your anger into exercises, you are not only in control of your physical health but your mental health as well.

Anger is an emotion that can cause negative behaviors if we allow it to get out of control. Luckily, your strength can be used instead towards getting yourself active through at-home or gym workouts. You will ultimately feel physically and mentally fit. At Alta Loma, we understand the mental health consequences that come from untreated anger, and we are here to help you. Located in Georgetown, Texas, our therapeutic recreational activities can encourage regular exercise, improve emotional health, and promote healthy habits. Call us today at (866) 457-3843 for more information about our services.

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