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We know the long term effects of stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, but do you know why? When we're stressed over long periods of time, our body releases cortisol, a hormone which can have some pretty crazy influences on our bodies. It can inhibit our immune system, impair our ability to make and keep memories and even lengthen the time it takes to heal! 

Don't freak out though, adding a few little rituals in your daily life can reduce your cortisol  levels significantly. Having a chuckle, getting a  massage and even dancing has shown to lower cortisol, so while you're trying to fit in yoga class,  work, driving the kids to class and making dinner,  stop for 5 minutes to look at dog shaming pictures or practice your moves while you're showering. More proof that having fun is healthy!

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