By Amy Levin-Epstein
5 Ways to Breathe Easier"Take a deep breath." "Just breathe." Everyone from our yoga instructor to our mother has given us this advice at some point. But how many of us actually heed that suggestion? Wild child Lindsay Lohan went as far as to have the word "breathe" inked on her inner wrist a few years back. Here's how to actually breathe better-no tattooing necessary!
While You Work
Breathe Out: Are you literally holding your breath at the office-or all day at home with kids-and, as a result, skyrocketing your blood pressure and stress levels? A British study found that workers who were chronically stressed were 68 percent more likely to die of heart disease, suffer from a nonfatal heart attack or experience chest pain as opposed to those who were happy worker bees.
Breathe In: According to research from the University of Oregon, meditation helps slow the release of cortisol, which the body produces in response to stress. Plus, the study's test group showed signs of lessRead More »from 5 Ways to Breathe Easier