Stress Less and Breathe! 

There is a relationship between breathing and stress.

Feelings we associate with stress—tension, rapid heart, breathing rate, -are designed to keep us alive.   If you are often feeling tense then eventually, you will exhaust your bodily resources and your health pays the price.

The good news is that mindful breathing techniques can help you develop greater control over the stress response.   Slow controlled breathing can make you feel better and think more clearly.

Try placing one hand on your stomach and the other hand on your upper chest.   Slowly Breathe in through your nose for a Count to 2 as deeply as you can. As you inhale, feel your stomach s move out and your chest stay still.   Breathe out to the count of 4 with a sigh and feel your stomach muscles move in.  This message for Healthy Living is brought to you by the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.