Deep Breathing Reduces Stress for Med Students
Medical students can reduce stress by practicing deep-breathing exercises on a regular basis, according to findings from a small study published in Teaching and Learning Methods (2007; 19 , 287–92).
Over a 2-year period, researchers taught 64 students from the Medical/Dental Preparatory Program at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine how to develop and practice deep breathing as a stress management technique.
Students reported feeling less test anxiety, nervousness, self-doubt and loss of concentration. They believed that the technique helped them in school and would prove valuable once they became physicians.
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