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Sleep more. Getting some sleep is a surefire way to feel more relaxed during the day. Lack of sleep is linked to everything from moodiness to irritability, hypertension and
Get your heart rate going. This might be sound like the opposite of relaxing, but exercise is one of the best stress-busters out there. Not only does it pump you full of endorphins—responsible for what some call the “runne
Take a walk. Not only do walks come with many of the same benefits as other cardio exercise (depending how fast you move), they are always convenient and can offer the perfect break from a stressful day. Whether you work in the city,
Laugh more. Working more laughter into your day is a guaranteed way to reduce tension. Among the many ways a good laugh works on the body to soothe the mind is by stimulating organs and increasing endorphin production. It also helps w
Get a massage. A recent study of 53 participants at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles put an end to the mystery: Subjects wired for blood samples dire
Massage yourself. It sounds strange but many of the millions of Indians who ascribe to Ayurveda—an ancient holistic healing system similar to Chinese medicine—make this a daily ritual. Giving yourself a massage each mornin