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Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress


In this fast-paced world we find it’s pretty hard to slow down. Everyday stressors are the norm and although some stress is good, too much can hurt the body not only mentally but physically as well. Work, family, finances and everything in between can start to take a toll on your health. Below are tips that not only help to reduce stress but are good for heart health as well.
 
Exercise
 
Not only is exercise a good way to relieve stress, but is great for strengthening the heart as well. Try getting some sort of physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day. Focus on activities that get your heart pumping. Exercise will reduce your stress and improve your overall health short term and long term.
 
Give yourself a break
 
It is easy to forget to give yourself time to relax when you’re busy taking care of others. Schedule time devoted to yourself and what relaxes and makes you happy. Go for a walk, read a book or take a bath. These activities can calm you and clear your head.
 
Meditate
 
Meditation and deep breathing has the power to slow your body and mind down. Try meditating for even just five minutes a day. Practice deep breathing to help lower your heart rate. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and handling too much, meditation is a great way to slow down.
 
Break your habits
 
Consistent stress can lead to unhealthy habits such as drinking too much alcohol and smoking. Although you may feel these substances help you cope in the moment, the long term damage far outweighs the short term benefits. Both smoking and alcohol can cause heart damage. Turn to alternatives if you’re reaching for a cigarette or a drink and reach out to family and friends to help you break the habit.
 
Acupuncture
 
Acupuncture is an effective alternative medicine that can help improve heart health as well as lower stress. By the specific placement of needles on acupuncture points, the treatment works to treat the entire body back to optimal health. Acupuncture can help reduce blood pressure, decrease stress and improve sleep.
 
Massage Therapy
 
Massage therapy is another alternative treatment that is beneficial in lowering stress. The treatment has been shown to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation. Through manual manipulation, massage can relax not only the body but the mind as well.
 
Let go
 
It can be hard to accept that things in life don’t go exactly as planned. Practice letting go of what you can’t control and accepting that the future is unknown. It is easy to stress about the future. Remind yourself to live in the moment.
 
 
 
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4 Comments to Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress:

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shapeyourwaynutrition on Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:20 PM
intéressantes. Pour rendre les choses plus faciles pour vous et moi, j'ai décidé de choisir quelques questions, mes lecteurs, me demander et de répondre ici.
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This Collection on Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:24 PM
Exercise and Meditate are great to reduce stress! You can try Fidget spinner to reduce stress also. It's so fast and easy to carry. Also, it is low-cost anxiety and stress reduction tools which are good against ADD, ADHD, autism, smoking, nail biting, fidgeting, and other tendencies that develop into habits. Thanks and you can recommend it.
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Jamie on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:23 PM
Brilliant post, being able to prevent stress will certainly provide you with a better well being both physically and mentally, fidgeting while often looked down upon actually has a benefit to your well being via use of a sensory simulation tool such as a fidget spinner or cube as it encourages focus.
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Dustin on Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:49 AM
Thank you for this post, it really helped me out. Another thing I use is a hand fidget spinner, really helped me out a lot when I am feeling nervous or need to play with something. Hope you can add this to your list!
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