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Relieve Stress in the Workplace

Here is one stress-reducing strategy you can do anywhere in less than 5 minutes

by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN  |  3749 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

If this method doesn't work for you, try taking in a deep breath and holding it for a count of five, releasing the breath completely and holding for a count of five. Repeat several times.

Practicing deep breathing regularly, even for one minute, can provide great health rewards such as reducing anxiety, conserving energy, improving sleep, improving concentration, and relieving muscle tension. Coping with your stress in a healthy manner will help you to avoid the stress-induced temptations of not so healthy behaviors so you can manage your health with success.

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Meri Raffetto is a Registered Dietitian, and a columnist for Work It, Mom! and the founder of Real Living Nutrition Services, an online weight loss program that empowers people to make small changes s

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2 comments so far...

  • Great link Smilla- I agree, I try to go outside during the day as well. Lucky for me I have a dog with no fence so it forces me to get out in the afternoon even when I feel I'm too busy.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN on 19th May 2008

  • When you work at home it's very important to spend some time outdoors every day. I go for a walk as often as I can. When I can't go for a walk I find a peacefulness as I watch some relaxation videos at

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Smilla on 18th May 2008