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Stressed? 28 Ways to Unwind -- by Tonight

When you are relaxed, so is the rest of the family. Reclaim your calm with these moves for maxed-out moms or moms-to-be.
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If you were prone to stress before the love-marriage-baby-carriage days, it may have gotten worse now that you're worrying for three, four, or more. "Women expect that we can do it all -- be the mom, the wife, the star employee," says Dale V. Atkins, PhD, a NYC-based psychologist and author of Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life. "But in our quest to be perfect, we end up forfeiting our own sanity."

And it doesn't stop there: Many studies have linked excess stress to depression, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer recurrence. Excess tension also has a trickle-down effect for kids: "Children aren't born knowing what stress management is," says Bruce Rabin, MD, medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Healthy Lifestyle Program. "If they see you constantly frazzled, they'll be more likely to grow up that way too." So what are you waiting for? Put a few of these tips to the test tonight to keep the whole family happier.