Stress & Your Heart

Enjoy your favorite activity or try something new that will help decrease your stress level.

Stress can negatively impact your health.  Stress is a contributing factor that increase your risk for heart disease.  Increased blood pressure and cholesterol can cause damage to artery walls surrounding the heart.

Try focusing on healthy ways to decrease your stress level like:

  • Spending time with family and friends that make you laugh and enjoy life
  • Watching funny movies and shows on television
  • Relaxing by doing deep breathing exercises
  • Taking time outs from stressful situations or people
  • Exercising daily
  • Taking a walk in nature
  • Getting a pet
  • Listening to music
  • Journaling

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Published on July 23, 2023