Health Tip: Tempering Your Temper

Suggestions on how to calm down when you get angry

(HealthDay News) -- If you tend to lose your temper, you need look for ways to calm down and regain control. Stress and anger aren't good for your physical or emotional health.

The American Psychological Association offers these suggestions on how to calm your anger:

  • Take a long, deep breath so it feels like air is filling your chest. Then, slowly let it out.
  • Relax with light exercise or stretches, or gentle yoga moves.
  • Close your eyes and visualize something relaxing, peaceful and pleasant.
  • Quietly chant and repeat words to yourself, such as "relax" or "take it easy."
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