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Simply breathing a little deeper a few times a day can have a big payoff. “Small, shallow breaths that use muscles in the chest (rather than the diaphragm) can result in an excessive emptying of carbon dioxide out of the blood, which can lead to a variety of possible issues, including anxiety, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, heart palpitations, and even insomnia,” says Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D., author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. "Breathing from your diaphragm can help reduce blood pressure and heart rate, decrease levels of stress hormone, boost immune system functioning, reduce stress and anxiety, promote better sleep, and enhance physical energy."
Your action plan: Set an alarm on your phone (or in Outlook) to remind you to take seven deep breaths at three different times today. To make sure you're using your diaphragm, Lombardo recommends placing your hand a few inches above your belly button, where your diaphragm is located, to feel your belly expand as you inhale.
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