Stress and Heart Health

By admin / February 28, 2011
By: Shiphrah Jessica
Category: Stress Management

Stress can be big or small. When you feel losing your cool in your workplace, at your home, or in a relationship and you are not in control of things anymore, you get stressed out. Stress is one of the main factors that can increase one’s risk for heart disease. We cannot deny the fact that stress is a part of day to day life but at the same time managing it well can cut out the risk for developing a severe heart condition.

When one undergoes stress, unbelievable reactions occur in human body. The temperature of the body increases, muscle tension occurs and the senses are alerted to the point that you start to get a mental and emotional reaction to almost everything. This can result in things such as stress eating which can cause the risk factors for the heart disease such as triglycerides, cholesterol and the blood pressure to increase but this is not the end of the road. There are many things one can do to beat the stress-induced heart disease.

Getting some cardio workout is a good beginning. Stress can be sweated out! Just thirty minutes to one hour a day of exercise can keep the heart functioning amazingly well. It can give you a calming effect in that you get to eat and rest well on a day you work out properly. Eating a healthy diet and engaging in stress-busting activities like playing with children, going out for a romantic dinner with your spouse or partner, listening to music or reading a book can be very effective.

Getting help in the form of psychiatric counseling and medical treatment is another effective way of fighting stress. Letting out your problems to a professional that has willing and trained ears can go a long way in coping with stress. Trying to overcome stress on your own can itself cause you more stress and make you depressed and lead to other health issues that burdens your heart more. Opting for medical treatment might be your best choices in circumstances like these.

So, always tell yourself that you are not going to allow stress to pressurize your heart and that you will care for your heart at any cost.



For the past 29 years Brad Wessler has been actively involved in the health and wellness industry. Brad Wessler believes that to be healthy, people must focus on both physical and mental fitness.



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