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10 Health Benefits Of Relaxation

16/04/2012 10:02 PM AEST | Updated 15/08/2014 4:59 AM AEST

You may have heard that a little bit of stress is actually good for you. In the just-right amount, that adrenaline rush can power you through a long day at work, boost your workouts and more.

But while it feels good to conquer the day, in the end, it just simply feels better -- and is more beneficial to your health -- to relax.

Some would argue that stress is our biggest health concern, given that it has been linked to so many other complications, from heart problems to dementia. CBS reported on a small study that examined the role of stress in seizures -- and found that people are often misdiagnosed with epilepsy, when learning helpful relaxation and coping techniques may be a better solution.

You may still end up racing to meet deadlines at work today, or handling a stressful personal crisis -- life goes on, no matter what kind of day it is. But relaxing whenever possible, and in whatever way works for you (whether it's reading a book, taking a walk, meditating, running, you name it!) is healthier for you than you might think. Check out the health benefits of relaxation below.

Health Benefits Of Relaxation



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