Why is Relaxing Important?

Relaxation reduces stress and the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Relaxation also has other related health benefits, including: lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate. reducing muscle tension and chronic pain.

Practicing relaxation techniques can have many benefits, such as:

💚Slowing heart rate

💚Lowering blood pressure

💚Slowing breathing rate

💚Improving digestion

💚Controlling blood sugar levels

💚Reducing activity of stress hormones

💚Increasing blood flow to major muscles

💚Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain

💚Improving focus and mood

💚Improving sleep quality

💚Lowering fatigue

💚Reducing anger and frustration

💚Boosting confidence to handle problems

To get the most benefit, use relaxation techniques along with other positive coping methods, such as:

💚Thinking positively

💚Finding humour


💚Managing time and priorities

💚Exercising regularly

💚Eating a healthy diet

💚Getting enough sleep

💚Spending time outside

💚Reaching out to supportive family and friends

Other relaxation techniques may include:

💚Deep breathing



💚Tai chi



💚Music and art therapy



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