Breathe deep. No, even deeper. By engaging your abdominal muscles and breathing from your diaphragm rather than from your chest, you'll get into the habit of adopting a slower breathing pattern. This improved way of breathing not only relieves stress, but also promotes fat loss by curbing fat-storing stress hormone cortisol. Plus, you'll have more momentum to power through your daily tasks, allowing you to burn more calories. Try this simple 4-7-8 deep breathing exercise: Slowly inhale through your nose for a count of 4. Pause your breath at the top for a count of 7. Then, open your mouth slightly, and exhale for a count of 8.