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6 Surprising Ways to Instantly Lower Stress:

6 Surprising Ways to Instantly Lower Stress:

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Feeling frazzled? Balancing life with work, kids, bills and managing a household can put anyone on the verge of a meltdown. Caring for others, you probably forget to take care of yourself. But if you’re not healthy, you not only suffer, but so do those in your care. What you do isn’t easy, and you probably don’t have much time in your day for yourself, but reducing stress levels whenever possible is crucial to good health and good state of mind. So take a deep breath, and read on. Here are some surprisingly simple stress busters. 1. Laugh Laughing for one minute is the equivalent to 15 minutes on an exercise bike or 10 minutes on a rowing machine. Laughter can reduce stress hormones, boost your immune system and lower your blood pressure. So pop in an old Seinfeld video, read your favorite comic strip, turn on Comedy Cen...

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