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“Taking a break and going outside either for a short walk or just sitting on a bench will make you more relaxed and less stressed,” said Lisa DeFazio, M.S., R.D., a healthy lifestyle expert and nutritionist. “The fresh air, sunlight, flowers and trees, will help you refocus and relax to help you put things in perspective and help you get through your day in a better mood.” Plus, as DeFazio also pointed out, exposure to sunlight decreases your risk for depression and elevates mood by producing vitamin D.