Relaxation is beneficial to your health

Published 7:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

I must confess I have an addiction.
Almost every evening, I can be found in front of my computer matching the colorful candy pieces in Candy Crush Saga, an application which can be found on Facebook and downloaded to most smartphones.
I finally surpassed level 1000 a few weeks ago and have been steadily working my way up through the levels since then.
My husband calls it a “mindless game,” and I must say, I agree with him to a certain extent.
For me, it’s one of the most relaxing parts of my day. It provides me the chance to unwind and doesn’t take that much brain power.
As I sit in front of my computer, I feel the stress of the day slip away. If you’ve ever played the game, you will find that some of the levels require days or even weeks to complete, but the game still puts me in an almost zen state.
I believe it’s important to relax, especially after a long day at work or a particularly stressful day. I also enjoy reading a good book, running, shopping and enjoying the newest documentary or television show on Netflix.
According to an article on the Huffington Post’s website, relaxation can be beneficial to your health.
It can protect your heart, lower the risk of catching a cold, boost your memory, lower your risk of stroke, keep you safe from depression, help you make better decisions, keep you slim, reduce acne and could slow breast cancer, the article states.
In one way or another, we all experience some type of stress during the week and it’s important to find that happy place, where your mind and body is at ease.
The drama and anxieties will fade away and you’ll be fresh and ready to take on a new day.

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