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Natural Stress Relief: 7 Ways To De-stress For National Stress Awareness Month

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In case you haven't heard (you know, because of all the stress in your life) -- April is National Stress Awareness Month.

A little bit of stress is good for us, in that it provides energy and keeps us aware of everything going on in our lives. But even though stress is a daily occurrence for all of us, it's important to keep it in check. When left to its own devices, it can lead to or exacerbate a number of health problems, from heart disease, to acne, to obesity, to depression and anxiety. It can even worsen ulcers, WomensHealth.gov reported.

Fortunately, there are a number of things backed up by research that you can do, right now, to lower your stress levels. Click through the slideshow for our round-up of stressbusters, and tell us in the comments: What do you do to de-stress?

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