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Sane in the city: 5 tips to manage the pressures of life in the urban jungle

Like every major metropolis, L.A. can be a noisy, overstimulating place — but USC experts suggest some ways to stay mentally and physically fit.

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By Amber Dance / USC News


Are noise, pollution, and too much screen time making you cranky? USC experts remind us how to stay ahead. (Photo/iStock)

Are noise, pollution, and too much screen time making you cranky? USC experts remind us how to stay ahead. (Photo/iStock)

Los Angeles is a vibrant, diverse, dynamic city. Urban living in Los Angeles is also crowded, polluted and noisy.

“It is overstimulating,” said Camille Dieterle, assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy in the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. “Overstimulation can make people feel tired, stressed, overwhelmed, cranky and irritable.”

But for those who love to, or have to, make L.A. their home, there are ways to stay mentally and physically fit in this urban jungle, say USC experts. Here are five tips for urban living.”

Read the full article at USC News.