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Walk-and-Talk Sessions
Step away from your computer and get some face-to-face interaction with others. Susan Shapiro, author of Speed Shrinking, practices "walk and talks" or "walking office hours" to help clear her mind and relieve stress.

She usually takes her walking partner to New York City's Central Park for a power walk. "You can really connect with somebody walking for an hour," she says. After ending a 27-year, two-pack-a-day smoking habit and quitting drinking, it's tough for her to go to restaurants and bars, so being productive, getting outdoors and exercising is her alternative. I do it almost every day," she says. "It's a stress reliever in so many ways, I feel completely invigorated."

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