4 Easy, Proven Ways To Relieve Stress

August 5, 2014 12:37 PM

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Stressed out after a long day at work? You're not alone. More than 8 in 10 employed Americans are stressed out about their jobs, according to a 2013 survey. If you think stress is just a new societal norm, think again: Excessive stress can seriously derail your health. In fact, people who reported being upset by and dwelling on daily stresses were also more likely to face chronic health problems 10 years down the road, according to a 2012 study. Some scary symptoms of stress include lowered libido, reduced immunity and increased hair loss.

While there are definite health benefits to managing stress including reduced pain and improved heart health, be sure to nix your stress appropriately. Watching your favorite TV show or playing the latest video game to relieve after-work stress actually produces more feelings of guilt and shame, acc...

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