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Health Tip: Chill Out

Some suggestions to relieve stress

(HealthDayNews) -- While stress is an unavoidable part of life, learning how to manage the tension can help ward off stress-related health problems.

Here are some stress-busting tips from the Detroit Medical Center:

  • Do something just for yourself.
  • Discuss your feelings with a friend or family member.
  • Exercise at least three times a week.
  • Avoid overindulging in food, alcohol or over-the-counter medications.
  • Eat at least one hot meal a day.
  • Cut down on drinks that contain caffeine.
  • Learn and use meditation or relaxation exercises.
  • Take up yoga or Tai Chi.
  • Go see a funny movie or rent a comedy from a video store.
  • Have regular physical examinations.
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