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Session 5

Session 5: Stress Be Gone Stretching! This session’s Stress Be Gone exercise is actually included in the Fitness segment. In performing daily stretching exercises, we are contributing to our efforts to reduce stress, both the chronic and episodic kinds of stress. Physically, stretching increases blood circulation, helping tight tendons and muscles to relax. The increased circulation also serves to provide better oxygen flow, which can result in greater mental alertness. When stretching, we are paying attention to (that is, we are mindful of) our bodies, and mindfulness is a known aid in stress reduction. Longer term stretching promotes good posture and balance. With good balance, we are less likely to sustain a fall or other balance-related injury. The absence of physical injuries is an important factor in stress relief. So, be kind to yourself and perform your stretches with mindfulness and tenacity!

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