Fun Stress Exercises

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How do you deal with stress? Try these fun natural and easy exercises to help you through your day.

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Fun Stress Exercises

  1. 1. With Kathy Thompson
  2. 2. Your breathing speeds up, your heart beats faster, your muscles tense, your metabolismspeeds up. You want to fight or flee. But you dont, you suppress it.
  3. 3. Stress can cause hypertension, heartproblems, stroke, nervous disorders, anddeath.So here are some fun natural exercises you cando anywhere, anytime.
  4. 4. 1-Open eyes wide2-Open mouth wide3-Extend tongue and hold for 8 seconds ** This exercise improves circulation, washesaway germs, prevents wrinkles and sorethroats, drains stress. Try it. See how it feels.Definitely, do this one when you are alone!
  5. 5. 1-Inhale a few short quick breaths through the nose 2-Open mouth, expel quickly with one blast. ** Do this only 2 or 3 times , or you’ll get dizzy.
  6. 6. 1-Smile broadly2-Slack your jaw3-Smooth your forehead4-Sag shoulders
  7. 7. 1-Pretend your face is a clock, start with 12.Look up.2-Look at each hour on the clock, extendingeyes3-Close your eyes for a few seconds4-Repeat-counter clockwise5-Close your eyes – relax
  8. 8. 1-Inhale slowly for 6 counts – stop 2-Exhale slowly for 12 counts. Do not try to take a complete breath.Always exhale twice as long as inhaling. When comfortable, move up to 8:16, 10:20, 12:24, etc.
  9. 9. 1-Sit up straight in chair (or lie down), closeeyes.2-Place right hand on rib cage, left hand onstomach.3-Slowly inhale from stomach, ribs, thenshoulders.4-Feel stomachlifting, ribs, expanding, shoulders lifting.5-Exhale very slowly6-Repeat
  10. 10. Incorporating these exercises can help youadjust to the daily stresses that are thrown atyou. You’ll find yourself more relaxed andrevitalized.For More information emailhealthyu@kathycommunicates.comwww.kathycommunicates.com/stress

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