Stress & the Heart

Environmental stressors can place an undue stress on the heart.

day-to-day stress is  associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The neurochemical pathways that generate atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease have been elucidated: there’s a close communication between the central nervous system, heart, adrenal gland, and kidneys involved in the activation and release of stress hormones such as cortisol and heart damaging neuropeptides.

Managing Stress

every person is different

Positive social interaction is vital

Nature therapy

Moderate exercise

walking outdoors

Prayer:Meditation (serotonin activated relaxation practices)

Yoga (GABA induced mood stabilization)

Laughter (endorphin mediated visual effects)

Massages, hugging (oxytocin activated tactile responses)

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