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10 YOU Tips for Managing Stress


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Act Out
Stressed at work? Take a walk.
Stressed at work? Take a walk.
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People who experience high levels of chronic stress typically fall into a very common cycle of destruction. We're stressed, so we eat onion rings. We're stressed, so we don't have to time to exercise. We eat terribly and don't get up from our desk, so we're stressed. It's a cycle that makes us fat, lazy, and depressed—and depressed that we're fat and lazy. While we know we need to change, many of us just can't seem to get motivated. But here's how you can. Instead of waiting for motivation to change your actions, do something to stimulate motivation (like taking a ten-minute walk or doing stretches at your desk). You may find that when you act out something healthy, the willingness then follows.


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