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Working Out a Good Cry

Working Out a Good Cry

Feel like you could use a good cry but just can't get the waterworks started? Try going for a long, hard walk.

According to Tina Vindum, author of Outdoor Fitness, painful life events can be stored in our bodies. But working out may help release them.

Tears on the Trail
Vindum believes that exercising is a great way to help trigger powerful stored emotions -- a phenomenon she calls "tears on the trail." And it's healthy to just let it out.

Here are two reasons why:

Find out how to guard against the blues.

Medically reviewed in August 2019.

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