Mind & Spirit

Stress busters: Easy mind and body exercises for a happier life

Author: Canadian Living

Mind & Spirit

Stress busters: Easy mind and body exercises for a happier life

Is life too full and moving too quickly for you to feel calm? Candle-lit baths and lavish spa treatments can work wonders, but when your short on time (or money) what's a gal to do?

We've compiled our best stress busters that are sure to leave you feeling calm and excited for another day. Browse nine stress-busting behaviours in our photo gallery, below. Looking for a quicker calm? Print the article 10 one-minute stress busters to keep handy wherever you feel most stressed: At the office, in your home or even in the glove box of your car. The next time you feel yourself getting tense you'll know that calm is literally just one minute away. You'll also discover on-the-go stretches you can do in your car to relieve tight, stressed muscles on the spot.

Photo gallery: 9 easy stress busters

Improve your health by slowing down with nine easy ways to relax.


Chronic mental illness and emotional stress can raise blood pressure and damage arteries. One of the best things you can do to protect your heart is to stay relaxed – at home and at work. Stress-management expert Dr. David Posen offers these tips for a more serene life.

10 one-minute stress busters

Take a minute or two for yourself and relax with these simple tips.


Preparations and social activities, family obligations and get-togethers can frazzle your nerves. Take a minute or two for yourself and relax with these simple stress busters.

Master stress

11 surefire tips for keeping your cool

Every man and every woman has stress. It's how you deal with it that counts. You can help each other handle stress by being available to go for a walk together or by having a laugh together to break the tension. Here's a collection of good ideas to get you started.

Car stress busters

Strengthen and stretch your muscles as you drive.


You're stuck in the car in traffic. Your stress is building. Your time is wasting. Obviously, your main job is driving safely, protecting yourself and fellow motorists, not figuring out how to get a workout. But even when your concentration is on the road, your foot on the pedal, and your hands on the steering wheel, many muscles are just going along for the ride without having to participate.


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