Heart-Healthy Tip #3

The third heart-healthy tip of the month is to manage stress. Stress can lead to chronic high blood pressure, one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. Studies indicate that people who show signs of stress on brain scans were more likely to have a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack. Luckily, there are easy ways for you to ease stress and protect your heart health. Below are some tips for managing stress:

  • Practicing meditation
  • Being physically active
  • Trying relaxation techniques
  • Talking with friends, family, and community
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