The 6 Most Stressful Times of the Day
How to simmer-down after the morning commute, 4 p.m. snack craving and more.
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The Morning Rush Hour
No, we're not talking about commuting to work (though more on that in a second), we're talking about the rush of getting out of the door, just hoping you have everything together. Is that your smartphone still sitting on the counter?
Your simmer-down plan:
Eat a stress-relieving breakfast as kind of a preemptive strike. One study in PNAS
found that mice who were fed yogurt in the morning exhibited less anxiety and depression
, likely because the good-for-you probiotic bacteria regulate certain brain neurotransmitters that rule mood.