Feeling stressed? Take Deep Breaths
We can exercise and eat a balanced diet to keep our bodies healthy, but how do we keep our minds healthy? Keeping your mind healthy is essential in achieving and maintaining overall wellbeing. A healthy mind can be achieved through the practice of deep breathing.
Deep breathing, aka diaphragmatic breathing, is a technique used to help decrease stress and promotes relaxation through the calming of the body and mind. This type of deep rhythmic breathing also increases energy and helps to strengthen abdominal muscles.
The following video describes how to do deep breathing with guided exercise:
Next time you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, take a moment and focus on your breathing. Take 5 slow deep breaths and remember to check off that box on your Wellness BINGO card!