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Apparently, High-Intensity Exercise Helps With Stress and Burnout

According to a study.
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Plenty of people say that going to gym and working out is their form of therapy. Now, it seems the idea may not be so far-fetched.

According to a University of New England in Australia study, high-intensity exercise, such as CrossFit, greatly helps with stress and burnout. Researchers point to the combination of cardio and strength training as the two main reasons for the benefits. All we can say is... that's one way to fight mental fatigue.

Participants were asked to report measures of stress and well-being, as well as record an exercise diary to help researchers with the findings.

"Burnout prevention and reduction through tailored exercise programs is a promising, cost effective, and healthy living solution," researchers said. "The study found that exercise reduced the proportion of the sample experiencing high levels of burnout by more than half whilst also showing variances in the different aspects of stress and burnout dependent on the type of exercise conducted."

Of course, CrossFit isn't the only way to test the study's results. At home, you can create your own high-intensity workout plan using your bodyweight. Read more here.

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