How do Health magazine staffers unwind? Five of them shared their secrets.

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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.



























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"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

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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

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"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

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"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

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"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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