An array of resources in my stress-relief arsenal.
We can agree that fitness strengthens the body and is simultaneously an antidote for stress. Pick up the weights or take a walk. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. PHEW! When you exercise, endorphins manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body are released. Endorphins act as analgesics which diminish the perception of pain and also act as sedatives.
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I recently had hip replacement surgery. My left hip progressed from slightly achy sometimes, to requiring a mandatory limp when walking. After a lifetime of performing intensely demanding, high-impact activity (ballet, jumping, squatting, etc.) and, probably some negatively contributing genetic factors, the joint cartilage had broken down and my left hip refused to behave normally. The verdict: osteoarthritis.
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