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Hugs all around

imageA 10-second hug lowers your blood pressure by increasing oxytocin a feel-good hormone and lowering the stress chemical cortisol.

Source: AARP The Magazine

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Is Nature Calling You?

Well for heaven’s sake take that call! Not only does it feel wonderful to be out in nature in the summer,but it’s actually good for your heart. Women who viewed videos of natural landscapes experienced a dip in heart rate-a physical sign of stress reduction and relaxation-while the heartbeats of those who watched urban scenes rĀ emained un-changed.Follow your heart outdoors as often as possible and experience nature’s calming embrace. Guys your invited also!

 

 

 

Information provided by:Journal of Environmental Psychology