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How Gisele relieves stress, post-election? Boxing


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Everyone’s turning to their own coping methods to alleviate stress after this presidential election (because, let’s face it—our current political climate has been pretty anxiety-inducing lately, no matter what side you’re on).

Celebs are going through it, too. Lena Dunham has opened up about her post-election hangover (and has since escaped to the canyons of Arizona for guidance), Katy Perry is rallying to support organizations in need—and supermodel Gisele Bundchen? She’s boxing it out.

In a recent video on her Instagram, Bundchen showcased her badass jab-and-hook skills as she sweated it out with Boston-based Japanese MMA fighter, Tateki Matsuda.

“One of the most fun ways to release stress,” she wrote in her caption.

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The fave workout among models (everyone from Gigi Hadid to Adriana Lima swear by it) has risen in popularity over the past couple of years thanks to its calorie-scorching, toning, and stress-relieving powers.

It’s ideal for the times—especially for women, since it gives them a sense of control they can carry outside of the ring.

Though the Brazilian bombshell has been vocal about her love of meditation for staying Zen, boxing may just be the prescription of choice for an increasing number of women as they deal with whatever the new era in politics brings in the upcoming months. Because one thing’s for sure—women can defend themselves, and are a force to be reckoned with.

If you’re new to the sport, read up on the six common mistakes in boxing class (and how to fix them). And here are five steps to throwing punches with perfect form, a la Bundchen.