Tips for a Stress-Free Commute

Dr. Oz wants you to take the stress out of your commute with these tips.

Tips for a Stress-Free Commute

Traffic. Stress. Anyone who's ever sat hopelessly behind the wheel with zero chance of a detour knows the negative effects gridlock can take on your body. Not only does your mood go down the tubes, but those muscles in your neck and back begin to knot up as you grind your teeth down to a fine powder. While traffic is unavoidable at times, blowing a fuse is. Take the stress out of your commute with these tips. And don't forget to check your local listings to see if Dr. Oz is moving to a new time slot in your area.


Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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