Wellness Tip: Deep breathing helps decrease stress, increase wellness | CraigDailyPress.com

Wellness Tip: Deep breathing helps decrease stress, increase wellness

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Taking deep breaths can help your physical and mental health on a number of levels. Various experts have touted deep breathing as a way to stay healthy and fit. It’s also a great way to keep your stress levels low.

According to the American Institute of Stress, by practicing deep breathing it can decrease your metabolism, help your heart beat slower, relaxes your muscles and decreases your blood pressure.

“Abdominal breathing for 20 to 30 minutes each day will reduce anxiety and reduce stress. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness,” according to an AIS blog.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.