Here's a health tip for the holidays from Google's resident physician Dr. Taraneh Razavi called "Stress: The Holiday Grinch". Dr. Razavi suggests the following for controlling stress during the holidays:
- Make a list and priotitize. It's OK if the holiday cards don't go out until 1/2...07.
- Exercise. No, it's not the answer to everything, but it has been shown to decrease the stress hormones.
- Take a vacation (break with tradition! A year-end getaway might help limit stress). If not a vacation, at least take a stroll, or take deep breaths while counting to 10.
- Hugging for 20 seconds has been shown to reduce blood pressure.