Discomfort is one thing, but stress can affect your health, says ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. Whether you're like John in Episode 7 and you have a big job interview, or you're simply plowing through some errands, here are Besser's everyday tips for cutting stress right away.
1. Exercising is the most proactive thing we can do to combat stress and anxiety, Besser says. Walking to the office or taking the stairs to your workplace will have an immediate impact on your body and mind.
2. Sleeping is another strong habit to cut stress. Resting and waking regularly will help your body keep pace with your routine.
3. Taking a deep breath before the big presentation or some mind-numbing administrative work can work wonders too. Besser says studies demonstrate that controlled breathing reduces stress hormones, which will make you and your colleagues much happier for the rest of the day.
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