Monday, February 28, 2011

RELAX to Reduce Stress and Improve Test Scores

Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:

■Slowing your heart rate

■Lowering blood pressure

■Slowing your breathing rate

■Increasing blood flow to major muscles

■Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain

■Improving concentration

■Reducing anger and frustration

■Boosting confidence to handle problems

~Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation-technique/SR00007

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