Learn Relaxation Techniques

There are many ways to enhance your healthy behaviors and reduce your reliance on destructive habits. To start, you can learn how to turn off your body's fight-or-flight reflex through breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

Here are some simple stress-reducing strategies to help you lessen the impact of stress on your health and wellbeing.

Practice mindful relaxation

Mindful relaxation is an effective way to combat stress. With a little practice, you can learn how to shift into a relaxation mode. When done successfully, the relaxation response increases alpha brain wave activity and lowers blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, metabolic rate, oxygen consumption, anxiety, and produces a greater sense of wellbeing.

Over time, you will develop an ability to shift into a more relaxed state in the midst of stressful situations.