Experts say play time can reduce stress in bad times

In today’s tough economic times, perhaps the biggest fear is depression.  So people work harder, head home to help with the chores and rest before starting the cycle anew. What’s really missing from this rigidity and high stress is play — the time for sports, enjoying friends, even going back to childhood activities. Not sure of what recreation works for you? Keep a diary of the moments of well-being, suggests Michael Otto, director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in a USA Today story about the play-challenged. Work without play also leads to missing on important physical and mental health benefits.

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