5 Ways to Combat Stress Anywhere

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Stress can be more than an unpleasant mental state. It may lead to upset stomach, heartburn, headaches, sleep issues, over-eating and more serious physical symptoms. Here are some helpful stress management tips, provided by MAR-J Medical Supply, your online center for medical supplies in Boca Raton.

5 Ways to Combat Stress Anywhere

1. Deep Breathing

Relax your shoulders. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through your nose. Feel your chest and abdomen move as you inhale. Then, exhale slowly through your nose or mouth. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

2. Visualization

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in a serene place, maybe sitting under a shade tree, or on a quiet beach. Imagine the birds singing, or the waves gently breaking. Feel the delightful breeze.

3. Muscle Relaxation

Consciously relax each part of your body, first your face, jaw muscles, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, back, chest, and so on down to your toes. Flex each muscle for a few seconds, then relax it, to feel the difference.

4. Focus Word

Concentrate on a single word or phrase, such as “calm,” “slow,” or “peace,” “good,” or any word that sounds relaxing to you. Repeat your word silently to yourself, to help negative thoughts drift away.

5. Lifestyle Changes

Take a 5-10 minute walk, or engage in light stretching exercise, or do a few of your favorite yoga poses, or other activities to move your body. And, make time for a relaxing activity that makes you happy.


These basic relaxation techniques are to help you respond more healthfully to daily stress. If you continue feeling over-stressed, ask your doctor to recommend additional help for coping with stress.

MAR-J Medical Supply

We are a Boca Raton medical supply company. MAR-J provides the industry’s highest quality home medical products, in stock and ready for immediate shipment. For any questions about medical equipment and supplies, contact MAR-J Medical Supply, Boca Raton, FL at (888) 347-7997.

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