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Exercise Your Right to Take It Easy
Taking it easier, both mentally and physically, can have surprising health benefits. The urge to go longer, stronger and harder is built into modern Western culture, but it can work against the natural cycles of our bodies. Relaxing can lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to muscles, improve concentration and boost confidence, all health helpers that not only improve the way we feel, but also allow us to better enjoy the activities we do choose to pursue. Also, as you get older, make sure your self-care and exercise regimens are still age-appropriate. Today, challenge yourself to examine your lifestyle generally, with an eye to setting aside time for stress reduction and relaxing your approach to strenuous pursuits.

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