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Could This Video Lower Your Stress In 60 Seconds?

Could This Video Lower Your Stress In 60 Seconds?

The short answer according to recent research is yes. Having animals around you has been known for many years to lower stress.  However, researchers wanted to know if just watching videos of animals would lower stress as well. So they assembled volunteers and put them into three groups. One group watched videos of animals.  Another group watched a soap opera and a final group watched a blank screen.  Each group was then exposed to a stressor – reading aloud to…

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How To Reduce Stress In 3 Minutes By Watching A Simple Video Study Shows

How To Reduce Stress In 3 Minutes By Watching A Simple Video Study Shows

Did you know that you can relieve stress in minutes merely by viewing a short video? A report in the Journal of Environmental Psychology shows how. Researchers got 120 college students and had them watch a stressful accident prevention video which showed simulated mutilation among other stressful contents.  Each person’s stress level was then measured. After watching the video half the participants watched a film of pedestrians walking in an urban environment.  The other half watched a scene in a…

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