Does exercise relieve your stress, or make you more stressed?

Contrary to popular perception, it’s best to stay away from vigorous activities like kickboxing, which can further stress the body, when you are already mentally stressed. — Photos: AFP

Most people are confused over the terms “physical activity” and “exercise”, often using both interchangeably, although there is a difference between the two.

Physical activity in daily life includes any movement, including household or occupational chores, gardening, sports, etc, which are not planned and not aimed at inducing stress.

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