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Practicing mindfulness for two weeks can rewire the way your brain reacts to stress.

Studies have found that after doing mindfulness exercises like meditation and deep breathing for 20 minutes a day, people had lower blood pressure while performing a nail-biting task. To get started, try an app like Calm (, Headspace ( or Buddhify ( There are also many meditation and mindfulness videos on YouTube.


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