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How does progressive muscle relaxation reduce stress?

When stress or anxiety has you feeling tied up in knots, jittery or unable to fall asleep, you can lower your mental tension by using a physical technique -- progressive muscle relaxation. This will enable you to lower your body's stress response. It will also calm your spirits by identifying and releasing tension in your muscles.

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