Our lives mirror the pace of our technology: busy, working, connected. And this constant activity goes hand in hand with increased stress. People cope in many ways, from quiet, reflective activities such as knitting to physically active pastimes like dancing. Regardless of method, Huffington Post explains why de-stressing is so important:

Feeling stressed out can do more to your body than make you feel anxious; studies have repeatedly found stress to be the root of chronic diseases, such as depression, cardiovascular disorders and infectious diseases.

Whether you are strained at work, or busy at home, these 16 activities will help take the edge off. Did you know something as simple as drinking water, or even listening to music, can lower your stress level?

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