Stress relieving tips

March 12, 2012 1:47:20 PM PDT
Laughter, exercise and enjoying someone's company all have one thing in common. They may help reduce stress.

Tip number one is learning to relax.

It's as simple as breathing deeper, slower and more regular. Anyone can do it at their desk or in the car, or whenever they think about it.

Another way to calm the mind and body is through daily meditation.

Though it's hard to fit into the day, exercising is a great stress reliever. A brisk half-hour walk or other form of exercise can relieve tension and elevate someone's mood.

And what else should be added to the list of stress-busters?

Learning how to relax and manage stress takes work, but knowing it is worth the effort and may help prevent future health issues.