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Betcha didn’t know… this surprising way to stop midmorning slumps with a rub. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reveals that rubbing the fleshy area between your forefinger and thumb on each hand is enough to pump up alertness for hours.  “Pressure applied to this point affects the nervous system, leading to a change in levels of endorphins in the brain,” says lead study author Richard E. Harris, Ph.D Just  massage the area on one hand in a circular motion for 3 minutes, then switch hands.  For the most benefit, “press hard enough to create a slightly uncomfortable sensation,” Harris says. …

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