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Stress-relieving breathing exercises

Have you ever heard the saying that whatever doesn't kill you will make you stronger?  Well, that isn't the case when it comes to stress. 

Basheerah Ahmad is our fitness expert and she says: "Not only is stress linked to several causes of death, but it can also damage your physical and emotional health."

Basheerah's anti-stress solution is a series of breathing techniques that will bring calmness into your life -- and your physique.

Her first instruction is to sit down in a chair with your arms to the side. Inhale through your nose for five counts and exhale through your mouth for eight. You can repeat the cycle as many times as you need until you feel relaxed.

Make sure you incorporate this tip into your daily routine and you'll manage your stress in a much healthier way.

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