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40. Walk off anxiety.

When life is a pressure cooker, release some of that emotional steam on the walking path. A feel-good, mood altering substance in the body, also known as endorphin, has been shown to increase during exercise, potentially playing a soothing role in reducing anxiety, tension, and anger. When you feel wound up, lace up those walking sneakers.


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All tips written by Joan Salge Blake, M.S., R.D.

--Updated August 2003


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