Stress and Heart Disease: What You Can Do to Improve Your Heart Health
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How someone copes with stress can also have a negative impact on their heart health. Smoking, drinking alcohol, eating poorly, and being inactive are all common ways of dealing with stress, but they also lead to high blood pressure and damaged arteries. Overcoming stress and preventing heart disease requires a more permanent solution.
• Exercising regularly
• Quitting smoking
• Reducing alcohol consumption
• Sleeping regularly
• Eating Healthily
Stress can also be reduced through relaxation techniques, such as yoga and meditation. Alternatively, a mental health professional can teach a person to better control their body’s response to stress. It’s important to find the stress reduction technique that works best for you. Related: 5 Reasons to Undergo a Stress Test
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