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Weird Trick for Instant Stress Relief

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Breathe in slowly, deeply, and smoothly. Now, exhale slowly.

Did you feel a sense of calm?

Now breathe rapidly. Quickly in and out, in and out.

You probably felt a small surge of tension. Why?

Deep breathing has been used since ancient times to ease stress. But the question of why it works has never been answered by science…until recently.

Stanford University and University of California researchers analyzed what happens in the brain when different types of breathing occur.… Read More

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Researchers Find Simple Trick to Feel Calm Fast

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We all know that stress wreaks havoc on our health. It can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

About 75% of adults say they regularly suffer from stress. One study found that 90% of doctor visits are stress related.[1]

And those figures are from before the pandemic. Anxiety levels have gone through the roof for many people during the COVID crisis.… Read More

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Election Stress: 5 Ways to Calm Your Nerves

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If election anxiety is getting to you, you’re not alone.

Nearly seven in 10 (68%) adults say Tuesday’s election is a significant source of stress, according to a new study by the American Psychological Association (APA).[1]

That’s far worse than in 2016 when 52% said they suffered from election anxiety.

Stress about the election hits Americans of every political stripe, the survey found.… Read More

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Coronavirus Stress Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It.

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Kate King can’t seem to make herself relax. Coronavirus is always on her mind.

“Anxiety is a natural response to the situation we are in,” she said. “I have low-level anxiety all the time.”[1]

Most of the time, she can manage. But sometimes the stress can feel overwhelming, she said. “You can have waves of it—watching news coverage, thinking about your health and other people,” she said.… Read More