• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stress-reducing ideas designed to make you smile

March 8, 2017

a middle-aged woman and man on the beach, smiling and embracingFeeling stressed out? You're not alone. Many people report feeling frazzled.

In the latest Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, the highest proportion of respondents said their job and/or school contributed the most to their stress level last year.

"It's important that we learn how to relieve the stress that builds during the [workday] or school day," says Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-free Living. "Even a five-minute break can help in reducing your overall stress level."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Sood offers stress-reducing ideas designed to make you smile. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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