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Take a deep breath, meditate and pet a dog

Stress-busting tips from Dr Nithi Mahanonda

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Stress can lead to all sorts of illnesses, especially heart disease. Of course, we can’t avoid feeling stressed out from time to time, but it is important to learn how to cope with it. 

One way to relieve stress is to have a furry friend at home. Research has shown that keeping a pet can help reduce blood pressure and lower stress. Having a living creature around can help us cope with stress better (except when you’re married to one — that’s a cause of stress!).

Pets, especially dogs, can benefit your mood and body in many ways.

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