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Why It Is So Important To Relax

adapted from maxliving.com

You’re not alone if you’re feeling more stress these days. Surveys show that 79 percent of us sometimes or frequently feel stress, and this was before the pandemic.

Chronic stress can make your day miserable, but over time it can lead to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

You can’t eliminate stress, but you can learn to better manage it. Relaxation is a great way. Finding ways to regularly unwind and rejuvenate helps the body and mind to heal, recover, and sustain a deep calm. In our “do more” society, relaxation doesn’t often get the importance it deserves.

As a result, many of us are tired, overworked, and almost constantly stressed out.

Deep Relaxation: The Antidote to Stress

Learning to deeply relax offers many benefits. You might find you have more energy. Your digestion improves after meals. You concentrate and sleep better. You don’t get frustrated as often and your level of confidence helps you better manage problems.

The best relaxation methods help manage stress and also provide other health benefits. Some of the best ways include:

  • Even a few minutes of meditation can help you relax and unwind. Learn more about how to meditate here.

  • Deep breathing. Even in the midst of a hectic day, you can pause for a minute to take several deep, conscious breaths to create calm.

  • Yoga provides many relaxation benefits. They include reducing