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Can deep breathing help manage stress?

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Stopping and taking a few deep breaths can take the pressure off you right away. You’ll be surprised how much better you feel once you get good at it. Just follow these 5 steps:

1. Sit in a comfortable position with your hands in your lap and your feet on the floor. Or you can lie down.

2. Close your eyes.

3. Imagine yourself in a relaxing place. It can be on the beach, in a beautiful field of grass, or anywhere that gives you a peaceful feeling.

4. Slowly take deep breaths in and out.

5. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

From: 10 Tips to Manage Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

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