- A lengthening stretch will induce feelings of calm and confidence
- Taking your feet above your heart for 30 to 60 seconds reduces swelling
- Taking deep breaths between bites can slow down your holiday calorie consumptions
(CNN)There's no escaping -- it's the season for stress! Whether you love them or dread them, the holidays tax our bodies and our minds. Spending hours on your feet shopping and cooking, the constant temptation to overeat and drink, navigating the holiday social scene -- they all take their toll.