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Stress Management Activities

If you are living a fast-paced life like working for eight hours every day for five or even six days a week, then you cannot avoid stress from creeping into your life. Especially if you are an important executive or a business owner, then you probably deal with deadlines or demanding clients. These add to your stress. Sometimes your job might even make you to work extra hours or even sacrifice your weekends at times. Thus, you will need to find a way to relax yourself so you avoid serious problems like coronary artery disease. Here are a few stress management activities which can help you deal with stress and improve your work efficiency at the same time.

  1. Yoga:

Yoga has been around since ancient times. Originating in India this breathing and mediation technique does wonders for people suffering from stress. Some breathing exercises and yoga poses target those muscles which usually get the most affected by stress. The exercises are also used in preventive cardiology techniques. Doing around 15-20 minutes of yoga, preferably in the morning time will be very beneficial for your heart health. Not to mention the noticeable different you’ll see in your energy levels.

  1. Breathing and Meditation:

If the exercises and poses of yoga prove to be a bit challenging for you, then you can just try some simple breathing exercises for at least 10 minutes each day. These are good for stress management. Apart from this, you can pick a certain time every day and go to a place in your home to just sit, relax, be with yourself and meditate.

  1. Get some fresh air!

If you are a busy working professional, you might probably be cooped up in an office all day without even stepping out for second. Staying indoors and doing nothing but work will make your mind dull and you might probably develop an anti-social attitude. Your stress level will only increase if don’t think about anything to manage it. To combat this situation, you can try and leave from work a bit early and take a walk in the nearby park. You will get to connect with nature and relax your senses as well.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.

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