Exercise in terms of playing games or even working out at the gym is very different. You gotta huff and puff, sweat, challenge yourself mentally and physically to reach your workout goals or winning a game.
Last Tuesday night after work, I was face with a decision, to go for massage or a run at the treadmill in my company's gym? I finally gave in to having a massage and it was indeed a good Thai massage. However, I realise that everytime after each massage, I don't get the 'after effect' compared to a good workout where my body and mind are truly relaxed.
Thus, I find that if I want to feel good and less stressful especially on the next working day, it's better to workout. Probably, I go for massage on weekends.:)