August 21, 2012 4:57 AM Subscribe
What do you do for stress relief when you can't work out?
posted by functionequalsform to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I like to be physically active when I'm stressed out. It's less about fitness than burning off mental energy.
My normal routine is to do some hard sprints through Brooklyn like a complete weirdo, and go sailing approximately once a week.
But, ironically, I've broken a rib... sailing. So, for the next month or so, I can't really do much.
I like meditating, but it doesn't have the same release. Walking doesn't either, and is also kind of hard on the ol' McRib.
Bonus round: Anything that will make this stupid thing heal faster, other than sitting around? I've heard Arnica, and I will try that, but most signs point to "just sit around." :(