Most people, due to normal stress, typically breathe very shallowly, experiencing short and quick inhales and exhales, explain wellness experts at the luxurious independent- and assisted-living senior community near Staten Island, N.Y.
When an individual is feeling particularly stressed, breathing may be even further affected. However, the more a person can slow down and deepen breathing, the better it is for one’s health and well-being, experts say.
As deep breathing may reduce stress, improve energy, induce feelings of relaxation and calm, and improve mood, Villas health experts suggest individuals in general take a few moments each day to practice a breathing exercise.
There are many different types of breathing exercises. Abdominal breathing, or “belly breathing,” improves blood flow to the brain and activates relaxation signals. A person can practice this type of breathwork in only five minutes, so it fits nicely into a morning routine, a break mid-day, and in the evening before bed.
There are also moments within a person’s day where a breathing exercise might conveniently fit it in, helping to encourage a habit – for example: While stopped at a red light; as one first gets into a car, or just before exiting the vehicle, or during a break at work.
Wellness professional at the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., offer the following six steps for practicing a stress-reducing breathing exercise:
About the Villas of Manalapan
The Villas of Manalapan is an upscale, world class resort-inspired apartment community offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of seniors. Orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health, the complex is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention – and ideal for singles and couples alike. The luxurious 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Embracing independent-living, assisted-living, skilled-nursing and memory-care needs on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, or to schedule a tour, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.
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