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8 Ways to Beat Stress


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Pursue your passion
Physical movement and pursing a passion are great ways to ease stress.
Physical movement and pursing a passion are great ways to ease stress.
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Activities that absorb you completely will slow your brain waves and put you into that "zone" in which internal chatter is stilled. It could be bird-watching, cooking, hiking, biking or riding, painting, writing, sewing, gardening, photography, working with animals. 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.


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