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Progressive muscle relaxation

Your doctor or a professional stress management trainer might teach you some exercises which are known as the progressive muscle relaxation technique. This means that you very gently tense and relax every muscle in your body, bit by bit, starting at your head or toes, and working to the other end of your body, all the while breathing in and out slowly.

This exercise can produce enjoyable physical feelings of relaxation and can be a very effective technique for relieving stress, however it is not a good idea to try it if you have had any muscular-skeletal problems or injuries in the past. If you are in any doubt, then you should consult your doctor.

Very Important

Stress is a medical condition and it can have a serious effect on your health. If you think you are suffering from stress it is crucial that you consult a medical professional.

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