Category Archives: Stress Management

Wise Work Strategies For Heart Health

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When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand.  That can put your health on the back burner.  But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage.  There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator.  This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]

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Understanding the Stress Test

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Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress.  The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder.  When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors.  These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]

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Stress Management Techniques

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You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health.  But you may be wondering what you can do about it.  Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress.  But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety.  The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress.  Is there […]

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Stress and Your Heart

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Stress is something that everyone has to deal with.  Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional.  For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism.  There are many possibilities.  People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]

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