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Does smiling help reduce stress?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Try it & see: People naturally & automatically smile to reduce stress (nervous smiles), and cognitive-behavioral theory suggests that acting relaxed may help you truly feel relaxed. But smiling is even better if it's honest — by participating in activities that are enjoyable and make you smile genuinely.

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What are some activities i can do to help reduce stress?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Make a list, check it twice, prioritize: We all could use tips the holidays loom. First, remember that a holiday is just that, a holy day or, for many, a vacation. It need not be a marathon spending spree. People like gifts, but your feeling the need to find the best gift, now at the best price, is not making you healthy or happy, is it? Likewise the pressure to create the best meal, atmosphere etc is often too much. Relax and decide what is most important. Then do that.

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