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Part of the magic of family is getting together and revisiting family traditions – eating a family meal together at the holidays, watching the same movie, or singing the same songs. But did you know that those nostalgic feelings are actually good for you?
In a recent study, nostalgia was found to have a physically comforting and relaxing effect on the body. Subjects had lower blood pressure, calm heart rates, and lower levels of anxiety.
So if you’re looking to take the edge off of your stressful day, take a trip down memory lane and remember everything that you have to be thankful for.
“The Power of Nostalgia at Thanksgiving” by Jacque Wilson, CNN.com