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Doctor's Orders: Relax! Do You Need a Health Break?

Nick Cannon gets a prescription for some R&R. (Photo courtesy of lev radin /

Last week, America's Got Talent host  (not to mention actor, radio personality, DJ, rapper, and dad -- phew!) Nick Cannon announced that he was stepping down as host of "Rollin' with Nick Cannon" at the 92.3  NOW New York radio station. Cannon was hospitalized in January for kidney failure and faced another health scare this February, this time involving blood clots near his lungs. Cannon tweeted that his doctors told him to slow down and stop working so hard.

I don't know about you, but when I think about my fitness, the mental checklist I go through usually involves: How many times have I worked out this week? What nutritious meal can I have for dinner? Did I take my multivitamins? Am I getting a cold? Whether I'm feeling too stressed or getting quality sleep is usually last (if at all present) on that list.

But Nick's diagnosis reminded me just how important it is to slow down and relax, too. To add a little more balance to my lifestyle, I'm promising myself at least one yoga session a week and a walk in the middle of every day as a health break. It's no vacation on the beach, but I'll take it!

Try these 3 simple ways you can relax whether you're at home, work or on the go:

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Tell us: What are you doing to de-stress?