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  1. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
    October 11, 2012

    Running (and fitness in general) are a HUGE tool for me to relieve stress and maintaining my overall mental health. It’s a time for me to step away from all the crazies and to focus inward, take care of me and clear my head. Thanks for the great post!
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  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
    October 11, 2012

    This is such a great post! It is very easy for me to get anxious, it is so great that running is a tool to help cope with that. Also the increasing circulation is awesome, I want my heart to be as healthy as possible!
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  3. Jonathan Aluzas
    October 11, 2012

    Well stated. I think it’s a real benefit to people to have something to train for. A purpose. Something other than showing up at the gym or pounding the pavement because they’ve been told it’s good for them (there’s value in that, too, and commitment to doing that is commendable), but there’s real POWER in having something specific to train for.

    A marathon, an obstacle course race, a 5k, a weekend basketball league, the office softball team, something, a purpose, an objective, a goal. Competition doesn’t hurt, either, though for some people it can add an element of stress and performance anxiety and thereby undo a lot of the purpose it was meant to serve. That’s what’s great about marathon training; you can decide how competitive you want to be. You can run just for the accomplishment of it, compete with yourself to improve your time or compete with others to place higher and higher in the races. Your choice, you set the degree of competition to serve your needs.

    Studies have shown a healthy lifestyle to be a panacea for most of the ills that ail us. Ponce de Leon was looking in the wrong place, the Fountain of Youth is located within.
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  4. Kate
    October 12, 2012

    So true! The mental really goes along with the physical. As well as feeling calmer and better, I feel like there’s strength that comes with it. When you know you have that strength, nothing can stop you.
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  5. Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
    October 12, 2012

    Agreed! Just this week I was noticing how I manage stress better on days that I run or strength train. I feel better and the stress feels less.
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  6. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    October 12, 2012

    So true! Ask any runner and the majority of them will say they are a better person after they have run. I know I do!
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  7. misszippy
    October 12, 2012

    I”m a believer! I find I have none of the issues you mentioned, and I can imagine I might if it weren’t for running in my life. And I love the name of your clinic–calm–what a great choice!
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  8. Kierston
    October 12, 2012

    I love running for its simplicity (even when difficult). It’s a great way to spend time with yourself and others. Great for clearing the mind and for learning more about yourself with every stride you make :)
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  9. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    October 12, 2012

    Absolutely! I’ve found this to be true for myself– I appreciate running the most when I’m in a really stressful phase of life. Great post!
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  10. Dawn @ Dawnieslife
    October 12, 2012

    What a fantastic post. I really enjoyed this read, I suffer from horrible anxiety, panic attacks, etc and have physical symptoms pretty often. I take medication for it, I have tried to control without before but it never works, the medication doesn’t work alone for me either, just staying active, living a healthy lifestyle in addition to my medications really help me out and able to control my anxiety and moods more often.
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  11. Kat
    October 12, 2012

    Running definitely helps me with anxiety and stress! If I don’t get my morning run in I feel wound up and need to get that energy out somehow
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  12. Brad Gouthro Fitness
    October 12, 2012

    I feel more calm just after reading this! Perfect example of a guest post!

    PS thanks for the tweet today. I think Roman was a little overwhelmed by all the messages. He sent me a note saying I have his full attention! Mission accomplished!
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