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Stop by a playground and hop on one of the swings. Or find a porch swing, rocking chair or hammock. Then spend two minutes swinging, rocking or swaying. The repetitive motion puts the nervous system into a more relaxed state and calms the amygdala… which is the brain region linked to stress and anxiety. In fact, swinging is so powerful, the University of Miami says just 2 minutes can reduce the output of stress hormones by 25% for 2 hours.

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