Taking a day to unwind could lower stress

National Relaxation Day was founded in 1985 to help people rest, unwind and take a break from stress, which is important because chronic stress is bad for the body. Dr. Keri Peterson of Lenox Hill Hospital explains how stress hormone Cortisol can wreak havoc on the body and how relaxation can improve overall health.

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