Need to De-Stress? Just Breathe

Breathing can be a powerful stress reliever. Deep breathing, when done correctly, can increase the level of oxygen in the brain and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation.

Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN CIPP, Injury Prevention Coordinator at the Trauma and Acute Care Department at Tufts Medical Center shares the 2:1 breathing technique.

For more stress-reduction tips from Debbie, click here.

Posted March 2019

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