November 17, 2018

Breathe!

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Practice Deep Breathing!

Don’t underestimate the value of deep breathing during your day. Practice the daily habit of taking 2-3 regular deep breaths at a time. Begin by inhaling for a count of 3-4 seconds, and then exhaling for a count of 4-6 seconds. A regular practice will clear your mind, decrease tension in your muscles, decrease stress and increase energy.

Stress Relief Made Simple

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Breathe and Move!

Stressed out? When you’re stressed out breathing becomes shallow and muscles become tight. Eliminate stress from your body and your mind with these actions:

Inhale for 2-3 seconds pulling your shoulders up to your ears.

Exhale slowly for 3-4 seconds pulling your shoulders down and back.

Repeat 3 times.

Next head out for a 5-10 minute power walk. Move your arms as you walk and turn over your legs quickly. Walk your hallway, your office, your complex or around the building. A brisk walk forces deep breathing. Deep breathing is where muscle tension is reduced and stress relief happens. Enjoy!