Running to escape stress? Why it may have negative effects

Post on PinterestNew research explains the psychological reasons why running can become addictive. Image credit: AJ Schokora/Stocksy. A new study looks at the role of escape, a known motivator, in exercise dependence. The study found that when people run away, rather than toward something, they are more likely to feel worse about their lives. These … Read more

Using running to escape from daily stresses may lead to exercise dependence rather than mental well-being

summary: Running can help some escape from their daily stresses, however, some recreational runners show signs of dependence on exercise. Exercise dependence can be the result of maladaptive escapism in which one suppresses oneself to avoid negative experiences. This can be detrimental to general well-being. Source: the border Recreational running offers plenty of physical and … Read more

Using running to escape from the stresses of daily life may lead to people relying on exercise rather than mental health

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Recreational running offers plenty of physical and mental health benefits—but some people can develop exercise dependence, a form of addiction to physical activity that can cause health problems. Shockingly, signs of exercise dependence are common even in recreational runners. Study published in Frontiers in Psychology Investigating whether the concept … Read more

Bannatyne’s gym membership allows me to escape from Westwood Cross to San Francisco—playing with pain for fun this new year.

I got a head start on the old New Year’s Resolution game by joining a gym last month. I don’t really approve of exercise, but health fear combined with bereavement sent me into a Bannatyne as if the Reaper himself was chasing me on a motorcycle, four horsemen howling at his heels. I am amazed … Read more

Bannatyne’s gym membership allows me to escape from Westwood Cross to San Francisco—playing with pain for fun this new year.

I got a head start on the old New Year’s Resolution game by joining a gym last month. I really disapprove of exercise, but health fear combined with bereavement sent me into a Bannatyne as if the Reaper himself was chasing me on a motorcycle, four horsemen howling at his heels. I am amazed at … Read more