Stress kills. Exercise saves. Doesn’t that about sum it up. Add in good quality time with family and carefully selected friends who add value (especially the four-legged, barking variety), and you have a recipe for restoration and renewal. These 10 tips are accessible to pretty much everyone and cost little. Stop looking for stress solutions in bottles, pills, and food. Find it in yourself.

Whether you’re running, cycling, or gardening, exercise leads to endorphin-fueled introspection. The key is to find a physical activity that does this for you and then to make it an important part of your weekly routine.

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