Spring Breaks

'Tis the season to relax and recoup. Here are a few ways to release your mind and body from winters icy grip - just in time for National Stress Awareness month.

 
 

Flower Power

Stop and smell the spring flowers (daffodils are the traditional March flower, daisies are April) or color them - both reduce stress and hike spirits. 

 

Hug a Dog

Just call them canine stress-busters. The simple act of petting a pooch can boost your mood and lower your blood pressure. 

 

Bonus! Some studies show happy people have a 50 percent chance of living longer!