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Smashing it out: The impact of ‘anger rooms’ on stress and feelings of anger

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
New Study Shows Jogging Does Not Reduce Stress

A new study has examined the rising popularity of “anger rooms” in the US and Europe, where individuals can release their anger by breaking items such as glass, plates, or electronic devices. The research aimed to challenge the idea that expressing anger is an effective way to cope with it. Instead, the researchers wanted to show that reducing arousal is a more important factor in releasing tension.

The study analyzed a total of 154 studies involving over 10,000 participants from diverse backgrounds. The researchers discovered that activities that increased physiological arousal and body heat did not have a significant impact on stress levels or feelings of anger. In fact, these activities often made these emotions worse.

On the other hand, activities like deep breathing, relaxation, meditation, yoga, muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and taking a break were found to be effective in reducing anger. Surprisingly, running was identified as an activity that actually increased anger levels. The head of the research team, Prof. Brad Bushman from Ohio State University, emphasized that there is no scientific evidence to support the belief that intense physical activity helps with stress relief.

Prof. Bushman noted that while certain physical activities may be beneficial for heart health

By Samantha Nguyen

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