Men’sFitness Feature: Exercise can help kick bad habits

Check out my latest feature on Men’s Fitness how exercise can help you kick bad habits! “Humans are learning creatures, so if you grew up seeing your parents use alcohol, cigarettes, or food to deal with stress, or other emotions, you’re more likely to repeat that pattern,” Dr. Petruzzelli says.

Side note: Exercise is by no means a cure all, but it can aid in helping you cope kicking a destructive habit. With that said people struggling to manage severe addictions should get evaluated by a medical and/or mental health professional.

Here’s how working out can help you kick a bad habit


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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.

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