A high, high number of Americans have some form, or degree, of heart disease. Many also suffer from stress and depression. Another study has found that this is a high-risk, if not deadly combination… so make sure you’re doing something about it!
While the study emphasizes that there’s no confirmed causation, it’s far from the first to make the connection, and it’s not saying anything that isn’t intuitive. Many cultures have associated the heart with strong emotions, and strong emotions with health ailments, and so on. Even if we can’t pin an exact mechanism on it, it’s pretty intuitive, right?
Well, it’s time to support your health against these common ailments!
If you aren’t already doing this first thing, reading about it will strike you as tedious… but hear me out!
Exercise benefits your heart, depression, and stress, all in one 20 minute jog, swim, or dance-a-thon.The next thing recommended by doctors is talk therapy, and while it’s invaluable, fixing your problems with exercise is far easier, faster, and more cost-effective. (Plus, you won’t leave your therapist’s office with abs of steel!).
You might need both, but you can start with exercise RIGHT NOW. You can work your legs and feet at your desk at work, walk to accomplish errands you were already committed to, and other little forms of #SneakyExercise (join us on Twitter for more ideas!).
Then, of course, there’s your diet. Lots of processed sugar will—again, double whammy here—negatively impact your heart and mood! Switching to some fresh fruits and vegetables will support heart health, let you feel accomplished, and help fight stress (all those antioxidants can fight the free radicals related to stress!).
Here’s a good recipe to transition with: toss some mini sweet peppers (I like to stem and half them) in pepper and vegetable/canola oil at 400F for about 20 minutes. They’re very sweet, and a great way to transition away from a sweet tooth.
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Get yourself out of the fog, and make one small change each day!
What are your tips for change? Share with us in the comments!