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Keeping Calm: Exercises to Relax and Control Anxiety

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One of the physiological manifestations of anxiety or worry, is that our breathing can become fast and shallow. The fact that our breathing feels shallow then increases our feelings of anxiety, which can turn into a vicious circle of panic. Actively slowing down our breathing can help to reduce our heart rate and lower our levels of anxiety. We’ve spoken to clinical psychologist Dr Anna Colton to find 5 top exercises that really work to calm us down.

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