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Sit in a rocking chair!
Researchers at the University of Rochester recruited adults with anxiety. The more the volunteers rocked back and forth, the calmer they felt. In fact, people who rocked for 30 minutes a day were 30% less stressed.
So, why is rocking a stress-reliever? The rhythmic motion causes your brain to produce feel-good chemicals that calm your nerves, and help suppress pain signals. Kind of like when you were rocked to sleep as a baby.