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Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises

Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises

12/07/11

(HealthDay News) -- Exercises that help relax your mind and body may offer a number of physical and emotional benefits. An example is controlled breathing exercises that can help you calm down.

The Cleveland Clinic mentions these possible benefits of mind-body exercises:

  • A reduction in anxiety and better control of pain.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Reduced need for pain medications after surgery.
  • Fewer post-surgical complications, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.
  • A stronger immune system.
  • Improved feeling of well-being and a greater sense of control.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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