Fast, practical fixes to help you relax, unwind and bring you instant calm.Modern life is full of stresses and strains and makes ever greater demands on our physical and mental well-being. So more than ever, we need quick and effective solutions to make us feel instantly calmer.These 5-minute tips will help you to relax, calm down and put your problems into perspective:* helps you to assess your basic level of stress* learning to relax and positive visualisation* how to address the underlying problems head on* breathing techniques* releasing postural tension* massage and stretches* better nutrition* sleeping betterHelpful quizzes, tests and questionnaires are combined with more than 50 essential tips to help turn your busy, stressful life around in 5 minutes flat.
Vicky Hales-Dutton is a freelance writer of health-related issues and has researched and written magazine articles on a wide range of topics, including relaxation and stress-relief, the benefits of vitamins and minerals, menopause, holiday health and suncare and eczema. She has worked with HR teams in organisations such as Lloyds TSB on communications programmes relating to staff health and well-being, including combating stress at work and staff sickness and absenteeism. This programme of information won a Communicators in Business award in 2003.