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Relieve Your Anxiety With These 8 Essential Items

Lessen Your Anxiety With These 8 Calming Products

By: Elizabeth Lowry

Anxiety takes many forms. Sometimes it comes as a panicky feeling when you have to give a big presentation at work and you worry that you aren't prepared or you won't know the answers to everyone's questions. Maybe the very thought of giving the presentation makes you feel like you're going to puke.

For some, it comes as an all-encompassing fear that something terrible is going to happen to you or someone you love, for no foreseeable reason.

If these examples sound familiar, or you fall somewhere in between, you're not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety affects 18.1 percent of adults in the United States.

No matter what form your anxiety takes, there are many stress-reducing strategies and products available that can help ease your mind and get you through the day a bit calmer and more relaxed.
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According to preliminary research presented at an Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference, women with mildly elevated anxiety who practiced hot yoga twice a week found a reduction weight, improved mood and lessened anxiety.

You don't have to try the most strenuous yoga class to reap the benefits. Practicing yoga at any level can help you feel more relaxed and less anxious.

Give yoga a try! Discover a yoga studio or class near you.

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