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Betcha didn’t know… this surprising way to lower your blood pressure.   Try snuggling up to someone you love.  It seems that as little as five minutes of cuddling – even with a pet – can drop your blood pressure by up to 30%.  “Hugging reduces stress and anxiety, so you cope more easily with the ups and downs of life, all things that help keep blood pressure safely low,” says cardiologist Harvey S. Hecht, M.D. of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York  City. …

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