Make This Your Healthiest Year Ever: 23 Tips
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Make This Your Healthiest Year Ever: 23 Tips

 

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Breathe and Calm Down

Deep breathing really does melt away stress, says psychologist Fred Luskin, PhD, coauthor of Stress Free for Good. After two to three deep breaths, your body's parasympathetic nervous system -- which relaxes you -- will take over. Inhale through your nose for a count of four, making sure your belly rises. Then exhale through your mouth for a count of three, letting your belly flatten.

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