Relaxation Day is Aug. 15, but that’s not the only day that you should chill out and find time for yourself. Here are three relaxing ideas for winding down and doing the activities you love.

Soak up the sun. What better way to relax than going to the beach? Take a few deep breaths, immerse yourself in the water, and let your stress melt away. Sunlight helps prevent depression and boosts serotonin levels.






Plan a day out. Go on a picnic in the park, do a little gardening, or take a weekend trip. The whole idea is to plan a day out and try new things. Spend time outdoors and try fun activities like hiking, basketball, golf, tennis, and camping. Connecting with nature is a great way to calm your mind.






Go to the spa. Nothing compares to a relaxing massage, a soothing body wrap, or a mud bath in a tranquil setting. All you have to do is to check out the local spa and book your favorite treatments. Treat yourself to a refreshing facial, experience the benefits of hydrotherapy, take a bubble bath, and get pampered. After an hour or two, you'll look and feel amazing.






This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.