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Health Tip: How to Keep Anger in Check

Breathe, relax and focus

(HealthDay News) -- Anger, while a normal emotion, can quickly spin into something more if not controlled.

The American Psychological Association offers these suggestions for managing anger:

  • Take deep breaths that come from the diaphragm, not just the chest.
  • Calmly and slowly repeat a phrase or word, such as "relax" or "take it easy," until you feel that you've calmed down.
  • Imagine a peaceful, relaxing experience.
  • Practice daily yoga or another slow, relaxing type of exercise.
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