10 Tips for Reducing Stress (You Owe it to Your Heart)

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Everyday stress can take a toll on your heart—so much so that many experts consider stress as important a risk factor for heart disease as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking. Here are 10 tips for reducing daily stress:

  1. Eat Mindfully. Consume plenty of non-starchy vegetables, low-sugar fruits, healthy fats, protein, legumes, nuts and seeds. Avoid unhealthy fats, starchy carbohydrates and sugars. Eat slowly, and try to avoid eating while doing any other activity.
  2. Get Physical. Exercise releases endorphins (the body’s euphoric neurotransmitters) and helps balance the stress response. Find an activity you like and get moving!
  3. Embrace a Stress-relieving Activity. Whether you enjoy yoga, tai chi, massage, breathing, relaxation or another activity that eases stress, find time to do it regularly.
  4. Balance Your Gut. Support optimal digestion and overall health with probiotics to promote digestive balance.*
  5. Get Plenty of Sleep. Lack of sleep is often the result of stress, but it also contributes to stress, creating a vicious cycle. Most people need at least 7 to 9 hours nightly so the body can function optimally.
  6. Boost Your Omega-3 Intake. Take a daily Omega-3 fish oil supplement to support healthy cardiovascular function.*
  7. Bring on the Fiber. Aim for at least 35 grams of fiber daily from food and fiber supplements to promote regular elimination and digestive balance.*
  8. Enzymes with Every Meal. Stress takes a toll on our insides. Natural digestive enzymes (with or without HCl, depending on your needs) help relieve digestive symptoms.*
  9. Don’t Forget the D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, especially in people with high blood pressure.
  10. Build a Support System. A good support system goes a long way toward tackling everyday stress, and having someone to talk to is one of the most important ways to relieve stress.
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