It's true! Exercise can decrease your stress-level and boost your self-esteem. How? It allows you to focus on other stuff when you're stressed out and also releases your muscle tension. This actually relaxes you and provides you with more energy at the same time! Exercise includes anything from playing sports to lifting weights to running or other aerobic activities. Either grab a friend or do it solo, but get outside, lift your mood, and combat stress!
Craving another soft drink?
Did you know that caffeine can actually increase your anxiety, cause headaches and make you jittery? It can also make you cranky and irritable with your friends or family. And if you're playing sports, drinking a lot of caffeine will dehydrate you faster and can make your muscles even more sore at the end of the workout! Unfortunately, the more caffeine you drink, the more you need to feel alert. So try reaching for water or a sports drink to keep you going.
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