Depression creates an increased risk of heart disease—even if it’s just moderate. A study found that ten years on, participants who had been depressed developed a 40% increased risk for heart disease.
Poor cholesterol, high blood pressure… and eventually, a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke.
And if that depression is keeping you up at night? It’s increasing your risk of stroke… even if you’re young!
So don’t just take care of your mind when you’re feeling depressed, support your body too!
-Continue to get regular exercise, even if it’s just a vigorous, thirty minute walk. 30 minutes daily is the minimum recommendation for heart health… and hey, those endorphins will even take the edge off your depression! And as long as you do it early enough in the day, you’ll sleep better! That’s three birds with one stone!
-Take a heart supporting antioxidant like MitoCardia. It’s almost certainly a reaction involving inflammation that stresses your heart… so support it with nutrients and antioxidants!
-Rest! Take time every day to rest your body and mind… not just sleep, but breathe deep and try and clear out all your stress.
-Try D.S.A. (Depression, Stress, Anxiety). It’s got ingredients that have long traditional uses in fighting depression and sadness.
-And remember, always evaluate your surroundings when you’re depressed. If you’re surrounded by horrible people, you’re probably not depressed, just reacting appropriately!
What clears your blues? Let us know in the comments!