Deep Breathing Helps Manage Stress

When you catch yourself in a state of madness--which often happens in our stressed out lives--stop to inhale until your lungs are full and then exhale. Breathing is key to balance and reducing stress. 

You'll feel the difference in your mental state and often, stopping to breathe means the difference between yelling at someone who took your cab or waiting for the next one. 

Deep breathing cuts stress as much as massage. Harvard Med School explains exactly what is going on here: 

Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize blood pressure.
— Harvard Medical School

So the next time you notice your breath quickening and shortening, pause to reflect on your breathing and inhale a bit deeper until the calm comes on. Your classmates and colleagues will appreciate you as will your body.

And when you've achieved your more pleasant state of being, pick up Treatmo App, find a friend, and email them a treat to help them find their center as well. 

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