Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Working up a sweat can help you feel more relaxed and more upbeat. A good friend can make you laugh, listen to you complain, and help you when you need it most. And that emotional support can also help ease stress. So why not combine the two? Go for a walk or a run with a friend. Organize a soccer scrimmage. Meet up with a friend for a yoga class. Or set up a pickup basketball game. It’ll likely help some of your stress melt away.