Guide To Effective Anger Management

Get Some Physical Exercise


Anger is typically considered the ‘fight’ part of the fight or flight response. The body prepares to attack or defend itself. One hallmark of anger is tense muscles that want to spring into action. For this reason, to manage anger it can be helpful to get some physical exercise. Some individuals find intense exercises like sprinting help them deal with anger. Others prefer to take a calm walk to slow things down. Either way, one of the benefits of exercise for anger management is it helps the body cycle through the stress response. Physical exercise uses up the sugars released for energy during anger. It also helps get stress hormones like cortisol out of the bloodstream.

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