WHY THE LONG, UGLY FACE?
MEN WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF STRESS HORMONES ARE RATED AS LESS ATTRACTIVE, ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY SCOTTISH SCIENTISTS. TO CONVINCE HER YOU’RE THE CATCH OF THE DAY, ORDER THE SEAFOOD. RUMOURED APHRODISIAC PROPERTIES ASIDE, OMEGA-3 (OF WHICH FISH IS A TOP SOU
PRETTY STRESSRELIEVING, ISN’T IT?
A Nottingham University study found that looking at someone you’re attracted to is an effective method of reducing commuting stress. But keep it discreet. Sneaking glances at the beauty on the seat opposite might soothe your psychological pins, but you run the risk of physical ones if she spots you.
SMILE FOR MILES
The easiest way to beat stress-related headaches? Smile, even if it hurts. Forcing a grin releases mood-improving hormones, the University of Kansas found, easing facial tension. While shouting and cussing are proven de-stressors, they work best for sudden bursts of pain. Save it for your ice bath.
BLOW OFF SOME “STEAM”
Spend 10 minutes browsing movies online with erotic content and your stress levels will halve, a Carnegie Mellon University study found. The trick was even shown to boost performance in maths tasks by 50 percent. We don’t advise it when updating the office Excel, though.
Sussex University found that your stress levels decreased by 68 percent after you read something you enjoy for just six minutes.