Stress. The bad kind. We all know what it “feels” like. Stress causes damage, illness, pain and death unless it is effectively attended to. Whether you’re experiencing the garden-variety bout of co-worker induced irritation, or you’re suffering from a more visceral issue like a heart problem or chronic pain, one thing is for certain – you need to help yourself relax! Thankfully, there are all kinds of methods to counteract the stressors life throws at us with relaxation techniques.
Staying Sharp examines techniques that can help provide relief for all kinds of stress-inducing health issues: anxiety attacks, sleeplessness, breathing problems, chronic pain, or losing a loved one. The best relaxation technique is the one that resonates with you personally. We share 3 of our favorite relaxation techniques below:
Use these techniques and more to slow down your heart rate and breathing, bring down your blood pressure, return your blood sugar to a normal level, increase blood flow to painful areas, relieve tension, elevate your mood, boost confidence, increase your energy level, sharpen your concentration, and even get a better night’s sleep!
Join or sign-in to AARP today and see how Staying Sharp can help anyone try to achieve better brain health with better brain training and utilization of our recommended relaxation techniques.