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Forgiving someone who wronged you can do more than improve your mood. It can also relieve physical aches and pains! In a study at Duke University, people with lower back pain were told to work on letting go of their anger toward someone who’d wronged them. The result? Their pain levels dropped significantly. That’s because anger and other negative feelings trigger a reaction in the brain that increases the feelings of pain. But thinking calming, peaceful thoughts diminishes that perception, and helps ease the ache. So, if you want to feel fewer aches and pains, just forgive someone who upset you.

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