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take a walk in the park- enjoy nature



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Breathing meditation.
Breathe in for the count of five, hold for the count of three, exhale for the count of 7.
Repeat several times. (I set a timer for 5 minutes at home, but even a triple round will help)
I have had measurable results in BP drop with this.

For overall stress reduction, I put on some favorite music and dance out my stress and worries.



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Reduce my sodium intake and eat healthier

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Mid-day meditation

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Reduce your intake of sodium
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Do at least 30 minutes each day of cardio exercise. Personally, I enjoy biking every day.

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Slow deep breaths and quiet.

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Yoga
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A daily walk......every day (indoors or outdoors)
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Getting Away from the computer and have quiet time reading with relaxing soft music playing.

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Daily walk

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10 minutes meditation time

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less time on computer

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playing with my cats

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walk and enjoy nature




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emoticon Covering up with quilts. I love them.




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Quilting!


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Looking at the fall colors.




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Listening to soft music. My way, Frank Sinatra. Gentle on mind, Glen Campbell etc.

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10/23/16 8:20 P

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Great ways to reduce the stress!
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Edited by: GARDENSFORLIFE at: 10/23/2016 (20:21)


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Meditating in prayer.



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relaxing bath with no one around

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Your suggestions are great!
I try to avoid my stressors- some come and find me each chance they get.
Gardening helps me.



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listen to music
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take a walk and look at nature
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I foot bath and then a foot massage given to me by my husband. I can feel the tension leaving my body.

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this link is from Sparkpeople and is on walking meditation;. Exercise is a part of the DASH plan and reducing stress.................SO walking meditation

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Epsom salt baths are a lifesaver for me after rugby games! emoticon

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another great way to reduce stress is a bath with Epsom salts and no, the salts in Epsom salts will not rise your blood pressure it is not SODIUM ? I am so relieved to hear this.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_sulf
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i've got one that sits on my desk at work now : )

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Exercise balls for your hand!!!! It really works ---carry one with you. In the car, your bag, by the phone, TV or computer emoticon

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