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Living near trees makes people less stressed by boosting their brain

Living near an abundance of trees makes adults less stressed, according to new research. People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, the research says. The findings showed that city dwellers are at a higher risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia than countryside dwellers. This is because life in a city is full of noise…

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Stressed and Frustrated with Office Work? Go Take a Walk or Try Swimming

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Stress isn’t always bad. Stress within your comfort zone can help you stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges in the workplace. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation or alert to prevent accidents or costly mistakes at work. But in today’s hectic world, the workplace can often seem like an emotional roller coaster. Long hours, tight deadlines, and ever increasing demands can leave you feeling worried,…

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Stressed feet? Try toe tapping

(Pic: Thinkstock) You’ve heard the saying ‘don’t fidget’, all along as you were growing up, but now, this will make you unscramble that notion. With sitting for long hours being called a lifestyle disease, a cure in the way of a simple therapy called ‘toe tapping’ may save you from the ill effects of that. Singer Lily Allen said she used it as a weight loss technique, Whoopi Goldberg credits it with taking away her fear of flying and Bond film actress Naomi Harris said the technique helped her overcome…

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