5 Simple Stress & Anxiety Relief Tips

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Stress and anxiety can really take a toll on our physical health, so here are 5 easy ways to help relieve stress and anxiety. The more aware we are of our bodies, the better we can identify and relieve stress and anxiety when it occurs. Here are some treatments to help.

The first treatment is doing diaphragmatic breathing, or deep breathing. Some people call it belly breathing, and it’s a great way to relax your body, and get rid of general stress in your body.

The next treatment is yoga. There are many different poses in yoga that can help relieve stress and anxiety. My favorites are the downward dog and upward dog. They are whole body stretches that can also relieve tension and pain.

The third way is to use an app to keep track of your stress and anxiety. The folks at Welltory invited me to try their free and paid app. It tracks many things in your body including stress and energy levels, heart rate, heart rate variance, and more, and it provides customized recommendations based on the Welltory HRV algorithms after every measurements according to your health readings. It also connects with more than 50 fitness apps and gadgets to give you a whole body view. Having good body awareness can help you control your stress and anxiety levels, and using this app can be very helpful.

Another treatment is isometric exercises. Isometric exercises are great because they are activating muscles, but there is no movement of the muscle that might cause pain. The can be a great way to relax muscles.

The last treatment is a whole body stretch, but you can stretch specific areas as well. When you stretch the whole body, it’s best to do some deep breathing as well.

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