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Health Tip: 4-7-8 Breath Relaxation Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Breathing exercises can help you relax and manage stress, says the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The center suggests using the 4-7-8 breath exercise:

  1. Exhale completely through your mouth.

  2. Close your mouth and inhale through your nose to a mental count of 4.

  3. Hold your breath for a count of 7.

  4. Exhale through your mouth to a count of 8.

  5. Repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

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