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‘Tis the Season: Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out

HeadacheThis is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the craziest. In between the shopping and cooking and parties and family gatherings, most of us will get precious few moments of peace and quiet in the next few weeks.

But by stressing out, you could be making yourself sick. Too much stress can lead to heart problems, digestive problems, and decreased immune functioning that can bring on colds and flu – the last things you need in the midst of the chaos.

So how can you handle the myriad of demands on your time and energy this holiday season? Here are some tips:

More stress-management tips:

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