Relax for Health

Posted 06/26/2013 | By HealthCorps

Experts know how important the mind-body connection is.  You can eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet, and exercise regularly, but if you don’t know how to relax and when to relax, then your stress can greatly undermine those healthy habits.  Relaxation can help to address:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome

The term “rest and digest” is in direct opposition to “fight and flight,” which is our body’s response to acute stress.  For more information on relaxation techniques and how relaxation impacts your health, check out: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/stress/relaxation.htm

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