17 August 2016

Say something nice

Stress is almost fashionable in our hectic, modern lifestyles. We are often so busy muddling through that we forget about basic human interaction and the huge health benefits it can bring.An American study has shown that simple gestures of kindness can help reduce stress, encourage better sleep and even lower blood pressure. The study found that couple who hugged, held hands or paid each other compliments had higher levels of oxytocin, a hormone that relieves stress and improves the mood.


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