Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

 

We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, but no matter what the cause, stress floods your body with hormones. Your heart pounds, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense.

Here are some relaxation techniques that can help you evoke the relaxation response and reduce stress.

Breath focus. 

In this simple, powerful technique, you take long, slow, deep breaths (also known as abdominal or belly breathing). As you breathe, you gently disengage your mind from distracting thoughts and sensations. Breath focus can be especially helpful for people with eating disorders to help them focus on their bodies in a more positive way. However, this technique may not be appropriate for those with health problems that make breathing difficult, such as respiratory ailments or heart failure.

About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Transmission

There are indications that person-to-person spread is occurring, most likely between close contacts (as in the case of SARS). It is not clear yet how easily 2019-nCoV spreads from person-to-person. It is important to know this in order to better understand the risk associated with this virus. Officials are working to understand implications of possible transmission from infected but asymptomatic persons.

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Coronavirus

The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  The virus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia.

Travel precaution level increases

The CDC has raised its travel notice for Wuhan, China, from level 1 to level 2, of three possible levels, according to its website.

 

 

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Updated April 2020