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How art reduces stress

Stressed? A new study has found that just 45 minutes spent creating art can significantly lower our cortisol levels and promote relaxation

by Psychologies

Whether you are an experienced artist or simply draw for fun, art’s calming effects can be equally harnessed.

Making collages, drawing or clay modelling were found to be beneficial, too.

75 per cent of people showed reduced levels of the stress hormone after creative activities.

Time to start painting! 

More inspiration:

Read 'the positive benefits of creativity', over on our Life Labs blogging site. 

Photograph: iStock

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