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Health Tip: Deep Breathing Techniques

-- Deep breathing techniques are a great way to fight stress and anxiety, and help you relax.

Here are basic steps to deep breathing, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Lie on your back, on a flat surface.
  • Place one hand on your stomach just above your belly button, and the other hand on your chest.
  • Inhale slowly, making sure that your stomach rises a bit.
  • Hold your breath for a second.
  • Slowly exhale, letting your stomach sink back down.
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Posted: July 2008