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life. However poorly managed stress can lead to a variety of health issues such as emotional, psychological and even physical problems. The physical issues that can arise from high stress levels include coronary problems such as hyper tension (high blood pressure), chest pains, artery disease and more. Of course stress is not the only cause of these health issues but it is one of the more controllable contributors.
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So why does stress have such and adverse effect on health? Experts are still unsure as to the direct reason there are a few possible links. The first reason is that stressful situations cause blood pressure to rise. This condition, also called hyper tension, puts more strain on the entire cardio vascular system including the heart. Also
during times of stress the body produces high levels of adrenaline and cortisol. Both of these hormones play a vital role in coping with stress but excessive levels adversely affect blood pressure and can lead to variety of other
Stress can also indirectly damage the body by influencing people’s behavioral patterns which can lead to self destructive behaviors. People’s eating habits often are affected by stress and individuals may find themselves overeating or not eating at all. Stress can lead to an increase in alcohol consumption and smoking and a decrease in exercise. Even though everyone reacts differently to stress the end result is usually damaging to a persons health.
There are a variety of ways to reduce stress. Regular exercise is a great way to reduce stress as well as improve your body’s health. Another great defense is learning to stay positive. Negativity creates extra stress that with the right attitude can be avoided. Stress can also be reduced throughmeditation, yoga and massage. These techniques are excellent at relaxing the mind and improving the body.
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excellent way to control stress levels and keep your mind and body happy. Massage increases circulation while reducing cardio-vascular strain so you can lower your blood pressure simply by relaxing in the comfort of your own home.
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Besides reducing your stress, another important way to reduce your likelihood of suffering from heart disease is to improve your diet. Eating well can greatly improve your chances of living a long and healthy life. Here are some way’s you can improve your diet. Your heart will love you.
- Consume a wider variety of healthy foods.
- Always eat in moderation.
- Know your ideal weight and maintain it.
- Consume a minimum of 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
- Consume foods high in dietary fiber such as whole grain cereals, legumes and vegetables.
- Minimize your daily fat consumption. Select foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Reduce your intake of sugar and salt.
- Limit the amount of alcohol that you drink.
- Make slow and consistent improvements to your diet for
lasting eating improvements.
- Combine healthy eating habits with a regular exercise
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