De-stress at work in 15 minutes

You don’t need much time to relax–and lower your blood pressure. Here are five easy tactics to try.

You probably think of stress as a normal part of your work day–most of us do. And while a small amount of stress is part of every job, if you’re getting seriously stressed out you should stop and give it some serious thought. Studies show a distinct connection between workplace stress and increased risk of such deadly ailments as heart disease, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, and obesity.

If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can avoid these disorders. Try these five tips, provided by Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a $33 million staffing firm based in Chicago.

1. Wake up earlier.

Ideally an hour earlier than you’re used to, but even 15 minutes will help. With more time to relax in the morning you can read the paper over coffee, get in some early morning exercise or stretches, or have a leisurely shower.

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