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12/26/2013 08:33 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

The Best And Worst Ways To Cope With Stress

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By Lauren A. Greene

From natural disasters to overly demanding bosses, our world is filled with stressors. While some research has shown that short bursts of stress can be good for you, a new study out of Ohio State University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that dealing with persistent, long-term stress (like that from a toxic boss or from caring for an elderly parent) can actually change your genes, leading to an increase in inflammation that can bring on a variety of health issues.

Learning how to cope properly can go a long way for your everyday health. Below find the best and worst ways to de-stress right now.

The Best And Worst Ways To Cope With Stress

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The Best And Worst Ways To Cope With Stress originally appeared on Health.com

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