Yoga isn’t just about getting limber and loose — studies show that the ancient practice can actually turn off genes that cause stress and inflammation. Chronic stress causes illnesses and other physiological damage, so grab a mat and get your downward-dog on.

Do it Today: This month, boost the immune system and de-activate stress genes with regular yoga practice.

BYO “Mat”:

Locate a yoga studio anywhere with Lululemon’s Om Finder app.

Office Stress:

A recent study showed that almost a third of Americans are stressed at work.