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Less stress is just a few breaths away

Dr. Louis J. Ignarro is a member of the Brain Research Institute and professor emeritus of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. In 1998, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for demonstrating the biochemical formation, actions and signaling properties of nitric oxide.

In a recent article in Physicians News, Dr. Ignarro wrote, “One thing I urge everyone to practice during this coronavirus pandemic is to breathe or inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.” This practice maximizes the production and benefits of nitric oxide.

And, as Forbes magazine covered in a recent article, there are additional stress-reduction benefits of participating in controlled breathing exercises.

In short, just breathe (in through your nose; out through your mouth)!

And, for more stress-reduction tips, consider enrolling in Mindfulness at UCOP. Held Friday, June 19, this live online course teaches you how to enhance awareness and focus, beat stress and improve health by adopting simple mindfulness techniques.

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