Anxiety-Busters That Don't Require an Rx
Just because these stress-reduction techniques are all-natural doesn't mean they aren't addictive.
The Stress-Reducer That Purrs
If you have a cat or a dog, you already know that stroking their fur makes you feel better after a bad day. In separate studies, pets have also helped to lower the blood pressure of high-strung stockbrokers
, relax research subjects who were asked to perform a stressful arithmetic task
and lower the anxiety levels of hospital patients
Don't have a pet—and don't have room in your life to adopt one? Temporarily fostering a cat or a dog
can have similar benefits.