Putting together a magazine each month is an exercise in tight deadlines, late nights, and frazzled nerves. How do Health magazine staffers unwind? Five of them shared their secrets.

"I run the Aveda Stress-Fix Concentrate ($22; aveda.com) over my wrists, close my eyes, and breathe in lavender and clary sage. It's my at-desk spa moment, and it so works."
—Ilana Blitzer, Senior Beauty Editor
Nothing relaxes me more than a foot massage, so I like the Amazing Wood Foot Roller ($25; bodyback.com). It's not high-tech, but its varied textures ease my poor feet."
—Maggie Puniewska, Editorial Assistant
"I turn on Songza (songza.com), a new free music app that lets you choose a playlist that fits with your current mood—or the mood you'd like to be in."
—Alyssa Walter, Editorial Assistant
"After a workout, I'll take a bath and slather on Ole Henriksen Body Comfort Lotion ($28; olehenriksen.com). Menthol, peppermint, and geranium oils relax me."
—Rozalynn Frazier, Assistant Editor
"A stash of art supplies can make for great therapy. Doodling with Prismacolor Premier pencils ($18 for a box of 24; amazon.com) always helps me clear my mind."
—Kate Lowenstein, Senior Features Editor

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