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    1. 4 Stress-Busting Moves You Can Do Anytime

      Quick quiz: You're ready to scream after the end of a hectic workday, but a long list of must-do holiday tasks still looms ahead. You fight traffic to get to the mall -- where someone cuts you off to grab the last parking space. You need stress relief and you need it NOW. What's your best option? A.

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    2. 4 Tips for a Less Stressful Vacation

      Want to have the best vacation ever? Travel and health experts say a winning getaway -- one that is enjoyed before, during, and after a trip -- takes a bit of planning. Otherwise, you may be doomed to repeat scenarios that have made countless other escapes stressful. Consider these situations: Have

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    3. What Stress Does to Your Body

      By Naomi Barr The human body is well adapted to deal with short-term stress, but if it remains on orange alert for an extended period of time, you can grow vulnerable to some serious health problems. Here's how major systems respond to your worries. The "fight or flight" response begins here: When y

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    4. Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More

      Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief -- at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of massage therapy for stress relief has spread. In 2006, 39 million Americans -- one in six ad

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    5. Teen Stress at Home Lingers in School

      May 15, 2008 -- A stressful situation at home can affect teenagers' performance at school for days, according to a new study. Researchers found the negative effects of stress at home linger and affect teenagers' academic performance at school for up to two days. Meanwhile, stress over grades and oth

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    6. The Healing Power of Touch

      By Andrea Cooper These four hands-on therapies can ease your stress, anxiety, pain, and more. Read on to find the best remedy for you. Several years ago, Mike, my psychologist, urged me to see someone else for help in dealing with my stress. But he wasn’t referring me to another talk therapist. He t

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    7. Cut Stress by Anticipating Laughter?

      April 7, 2008 -- OK, take a deep breath. Now put your hand on your belly. Imagine your stomach jiggling, as if you are starting to laugh. You may have just taken a step toward reducing stress hormone levels. Researchers say merely anticipating a laugh can jump-start healthy changes in the body. The

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    8. Stress May Hurt the Tender Heart

      March 24, 2008 -- Psychological stress may be bad for the heart, but stress management helps. So says psychiatry professor Joel Dimsdale, MD, of the University of California at San Diego. Writing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology's April 1 edition, Dimsdale reviews 30 years of res

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    9. 5-Minute Stress Fixes

      By Tara Rummell Berson Go from keyed-up to calm with these easy tactics. Whether you're anxious about the hectic holiday season, frustrated by an endless list of chores, or upset over an argument with a loved one, you don't have to let stress get the best of you. All you need is five minutes to esca

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    10. Meditation Swiftly Cuts Stress

      Oct. 8, 2007 -- Five days from now, you could be cooler under pressure if you learn to meditate, new research shows. Chinese scientists today reported that after five days of training in meditation, students had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva after a stress test, compare

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