Stress attacks in all sorts of ways, which means that if you want to control it, contain it, conquer it, you need to fire back.  Here are some helpful stress tips to get you through any rough situation:
Drink More OJ
Researchers at the University of Alabama fed rats 200 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day and found that it nearly stopped the secretion of stress hormones.  If it relaxed a rat, why not you?  Two 8-ounce glasses of orange juice daily give you the vitamin C you need. 

Put a Green Dot on Your Phone
This is your secret reminder that take one deep breath before you answer a call.  Not only will you feel better, but you’ll sound more confident.

Spend Quality Time with a Canine
Yours or someone else’s.  According to research at the State University of New York at Buffalo, being around a pet provides more stress relief than being around a two-legged companion.  As if we needed a study to determine that.

Listen to Music at Work
And make it the blandest playlist you can create.  According to a study at Pennsylvania’s Wilkes University, music lowers your stress levels at work, while also reducing the risk of the common cold.  

Talk with Your Hands
To keep calm in a job interview, rest your arms on your lap, with your elbows bent slightly, and have your fingers almost touching.  This will keep your body relaxed, which will keep your tone conversational.
Run Fast
Bike hard.  Punch the heavy bag.  A University of Missouri at Columbia study found that 33 minutes of high-intensity exercise helps lower stress levels more than working out at a moderate pace.  What’s more, the benefits last as long as 90 minutes afterward.

Hit the Sauna After Your Workout

In an Oklahoma State University study, those who combined sauna use with group counseling had greater stress relief, feelings of relaxation, and sense of accomplishment compared with those who only had their heads shrunk.

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