Sanctuary and Serenity

Tools – Exercise

Posted on: March 27, 2010


Exercise is very important in anger management.  Exercise keeps our bodies in balance.  It allows us to release toxins and physical strain.  It is also good for our hearts, our muscle tone, our self-esteem, and our all-around body maintenance.
If you are a Type A personality, an “on-the-go person,” try doing something relaxing, like yoga or swimming, to give your body the balance it needs.  Alternate this with your squash or tennis games.  Yoga means “union” and is especially good for releasing stress.  Type A’s are generally driven by tension, and they need massage and more flowing activities to create body harmony.
If you are a Type B personality, a more easy-going personality, you could take on more vigorous sports.  If you have the knees for it, go for a daily jog or a brisk walk.  Join a local sports group.  You don’t have to be a professional.  Most high schools host evening classes in everything from volleyball to hockey.  Racquet sports would be fine for you, as would aerobic exercise.  Churning up your energy is the key for you.
Walking is wonderful for everone.  All you need is a good pair of shoes and some commitment – daily exercise is one of the best preventative anger tools around.

~Angela Jackson, Celebrating Anger.

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