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What are two of the best stress-reducers?

There are lots of ways to decrease stress, among them is physical activity. In order to stay consistent the activity has to be fun and accessible.

Walking: Walking can be done anywhere, anytime, alone or with a partner and without any extra equipment. Walking is a low impact aerobic activity that not only improves your mood and decreases stress, but also helps to maintain weight, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and is a great lower body workout. 

Yoga: Yoga is a physical and mental activity that also involves meditation and concentration. Yoga increases flexibility and strength by using body weight and helps to teach self-awareness. People who regularly attend Yoga classes learn how to relax and de-stress.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Two of my favorite stress-reducers are laughing and meditation. Laughing, which reduces anxiety, tension, and stress, can make you between 1.7 to eight years younger.

With meditation, there's a multiple payoff. Meditation helps maintain your brain cells and preserve memory-related functions, and the stress-reduction component of meditation helps prevent such conditions as depression and anxiety disorder. And it's easy to meditate-almost as easy as laughing.
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