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When You’re Stressed?

Mind and Body When You’re Stressed?

 

Stubborn fat, high blood pressure, poor sleep, heart attacks—these are just a few of the many health problems associated with today’s chronic stress.

Your mental state has significant impact on your heart health.

The sheer number of stress-inducing situations that we face daily makes it difficult to power down the stress response, which has serious consequences for your health.

Best way to calm down your stress levels is to meditate or try relaxation exercises.

Breathing Exercise: Try the following –

 

1.      Sit up straight and place the tip of your tongue up against the back of your front teeth. Keep it there through the entire breathing process.

2.      Breathe in silently through your nose to the count of four, hold your breath to the count of seven and exhale through your mouth to the count of eight, making an audible “whoosh” sound. That completes one full breath.

3.      Repeat the cycle another three times, for a total of four breaths. After the first month, you can work your way up to a total of eight breaths per session.

To your good health.

 

Dan