Exercise is by no means a wonder cure for stress and anxiety, but it does have the potential to reduce their effects, giving you a better shot at getting more enjoyment out of life.
Last week, the Los Angeles Times published a column about the benefits of vanity in exercising, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Bad enough that I couldn't stop myself from writing up a response.
As Eckhart Tolle recommends in "Power Of Now," scan your physical-emotional being and ask, am I happy? I hope the answer is yes. If not, find the workout that gives you that answer.