In 2008 due to the recession Japanese workers could go to a shop called ‘The Venting Place’ in Tokyo and buy plates to smash against a wall to release anger. “You can get three small dishes for 500 yen, a medium sized plate for 500 yen, a big platter for 1000 yen”.
In Japan doctors would prescribe “Forest therapy” to treat depression and anxiety. The scent of the trees increases activity of the natural killer cells that enhances your immune system which boosts resistance against stress.
Living in an area where you can see the ocean has been found to reduce psychological stress, even after controlling for factors such as income and neighborhood status.
The average high school student today has the same stress level as the average psychiatric patient did in the 1950s.
Canadian universities often bring in puppies from local shelters during midterms and finals so the students can play with them, de-stress, and it also leads to a lot of adoptions.
A new study finds that red squirrel mothers boosted stress hormone production during pregnancy, which increased the size and the chances of survival of their pups.
Women who are stressed during pregnancy tend to give birth to shorter children.
The SS recommended yoga as a way for its concentration camp guards to de-stress.