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In this edition of Healthy Living, our Marcie Fraser explains how to find ways to de-stress amid a hectic and busy lifestyle.

It's ironic, those who are most stressed often say they don't have time to relax; it's a self perpetuating cycle that can be detrimental to your health.

There's no avoiding it, everyone seems to deal with some form of stress.

Also stressed out from school was Marisa Lacobucci, after many years of a careers she went back to school.

"At 50 years old I started my Master's in Social Work," Iacobucci said.

All the stress took its toll.

"Chronic pain and fatigue and other health issues that come as a package deal," Iacobucci said.

According to stress expert Anna Zendell approximately 80 percent of doctors visits are somehow related to stress, she says even allergies worsen when a person is over doing it. Pay attention to the signs you are over doing it.

"Elevated heart rate, rapid breathing," Zendell said.

De-stress with deep breathing, try yoga or EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique.

The technique requires people to make positive statements while tapping or rubbing certain points or meridians of the body.

"But if you base it on acupuncture it's the same kind of idea, it is allowing that Chi, that energy to flow more evenly, and it calms the brain," Iacobucci said.

The technique is still being perfected but for those who are using it.

"That deep breathing and combine it with meridian points, it really definitely has an effect of relaxation on you," Iacobucci said.

Tapping may look a bit odd but don't knock until you try, when it comes to de-stressing, it may just be what are looking for.

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