Taking the time to relax is as important as eating healthy and working out. Relaxation helps us manage stress, improve our moods, improves our concentration and memory, and reduces our chances for physical illnesses. Below are a few different techniques you can try out today.

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a technique that involves slowly tensing a group of muscles as you breathe in, and then relaxing them as you breathe out. This exercise teaches focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation which can help to reduce stress.

Deep Breathing-Controlled lowers blood pressure, promotes feelings of calm and relaxation, and also helps to de-stress. See here for some deep breathing exercises.

Studies show that meditation not only lowers blood pressure but can also boost your immune system while improving your ability to concentrate.