Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 19 August 2016 Reduce your stress levels by being creative Reduce your stress levels by being creative. A study published in the journal Art Therapy indicates that engaging in as little as 45 minutes of making art can noticeable lower the level of the stress-related hormone cortisol in your bloodstream. The effect occurs regardless of the form of art you choose, whether it’s sculpting, making music, painting or creative writing. What’s even better is that you don’t have to be a Picasso to reap the benefits. Stress levels are likely to drop even for those with limited artistic skills. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Here are the unexpected places where germs live Diet and nutrition For cod's sake, eat more seafood if you can Parenting Single father: 'I speak to my daughter about sex' Medical Drinking coffee might help with this skin condition Medical Exercising with allergies – what you should know Medical Do therapists need therapy? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.