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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31828cb1c9

STRESS RELIEF: The Role of Exercise in Stress Management

Jackson, Erica M. Ph.D., FACSM

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LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • Exercise can be an effective component of a stress management program, and all types of exercise can be beneficial for stress management. Exercise programs consistent with the current recommendations to improve health can be prescribed to manage stress. Fitness professionals should recognize that it might be necessary to refer a client to a psychologist or other health care provider to help develop strategies for managing stressors that produce chronic and acute episodic stress.

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