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Stop, breathe, reboot. Why your body needs to relax
Sunday, 24 May · 2 min read

When you need to unwind, you may take a warm bath, a walk, exercise, or settle down to a book or film. But do you know the real benefits of keeping your body (and brain) relaxed?

Relaxation balances out the negative effects of stress that we experience every day. But taking the time to calm your body and mind can have further benefits.

These include:

  • being able to think more clearly
  • being better equipped to manage stress in future
  • a more positive mindset
  • reduced blood pressure
  • reduced risk of heart attack, mental health conditions and other stress-related conditions

When you next feel stress creeping up on you, take a moment to relax.

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