A Yale University study from almost 30 years ago asked groups of actors (because they can access emotional states easily) to perform light exercises while feeling angry or feeling calm.
The angry group and the calm group were monitored for heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rates.
After simple exercises (like climbing stairs), the angry group showed less healthy results in every health category than the calm group.
Only the calm group truly received the benefits associated with exercise.
While exercise can reduce stress, it’s clear that a calmer state mind is just as important to get full health benefits.
May we pursue our path, focused on both a healthy mind and healthy body,