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With some many crazy busy lifestyles in New York, visitors and locals alike are always in need of more ways to de-stress in the Big Apple.

Scientists at Harvard University have discovered that vegetation has calming effects - so if you're visiting New York City make sure you check out Brooklyn's Botanical gardens or take a spin around Central Park and soak up all the plant life you can. Working a 9-to-5 in NYC? Keep a plant on your desk or spoil yourself with some floral arrangements at home. Don't forget that the Top of the Rock is one of the best ways to take in the most beautiful views of NYC.

Another easy way to de-stress in New York City is simply to go for a walk and soak up the sunshine - take off your shades, even in the autumn season you can still enjoy the sun in New York City. Stroll around Manhattan or the Highline in Chelsea. You'll get to see the sights and do your body (and mind!) good at the same time!

For visitors to New York City, one of the best ways to relax, induldge and de-stress is to book an NYC hotel that will take care of those things for you! Book at the InterContinental New York Barclay and take advantage of their sauna and steam room, or plan your lodging at the Sofitel New York and get lost in a plush feathertop duvet mattress system after working off your stress in their fitness center.

As stressful as a day might seem in a fact-paced city like New York, there's a reason people love to live here - and its inhabitants have been named some of the fittest in the country. If you make a little effort, staying on top of stress in the Big City is easy and rewarding to do! Go ahead - indulge.