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Health Tip: Suggestions to Manage Stress

Think positively

(HealthDay News) -- Stress can bring you down emotionally, and it can also take a toll on your physical health.

The American Heart Association offers these suggestions for dealing with stress:

  • Talk to yourself in a positive way. Say to yourself, "I'll do the best I can," when dealing with a significant problem or task.
  • Find things that make you happy, and do them often, whether it's beginning a craft project, watching a favorite movie or a taking on a new hobby.
  • Truly relax each day, using methods such as deep breathing, meditation or yoga.
  • Perform activities to help stop stress as it occurs, such as by taking a quick walk or stepping away from a problem for a few minutes.

-- Diana Kohnle

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