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6 Ways to Beat Stress
3/21/2014 12:44:30 PM

1: Spend some time in the silence every day

In our high-tech world, we are surrounded by and immersed in information—streaming in via television, e-mail, voice mail, fax machines and pagers.

2: Reconnecting with stillness is an important component of health

Every day, devote a little time to take yourself out of the "busyness" game.

3: Pursue your passion

Activities that absorb you completely will slow your brain waves and put you into that "zone" in which internal chatter is stilled. Physical movement is important—it opens the chest, lifts your mood, curbs food cravings and lowers blood pressure. You'll also sleep better at night.

4: Treat yourself to a massage or other type of bodywork

Getting a massage on a regular basis can help to lower your heart rate and blood pressure and promote muscle relaxation and emotional release.

5: Let the tears flow

Crying can be very therapeutic. According to Sinatra, "Crying is one of the most cleansing experiences you can go through."

6: Laugh

Rent a classic comedy film, or tune in to "Nick at Nite" or the Comedy Channel. Rent a tape of your favorite comedian. Read some of those Internet joke lists that you've been archiving to "read later." Dig out your old "Far Side" cartoon collections.

Article adapted from: Discovery Health

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