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How To Deal With Stress In Any Given Situation

Turn chaos into calm.

When overwhelming stress rears its ugly head, it's easy to feel like you've lost control of your life.

That's why yoga expert Rachelle Wintzen wants you focus on one thing you can always control: your breath.

"Take a minute to remove yourself from the situation and slow down your breath," urges Wintzen. "By focusing on your breathing, it will allow you to reduce those anxious thoughts and slow down a rapid-beating heart."

If left unchecked, stress can compound and lead to chronic diseases like hypertension, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

While living a stress-free life is what many Canadians strive for, learning how to manage your stress is a helpful tool to have on hand.

For more on how Wintzen keeps calm, check out the video above. How do you cope with stress? Let us know in the comments below.

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