Did you know that more women die from heart disease than from all cancers combined? In fact, 1 out of 3 women loses their life from heart disease or stroke. It’s so important to pay attention to our bodies and listen to what they are telling us on a daily basis. Take some time to tune into the stress your body may be experiencing. Awareness is the first step in increasing well-being. Here are some things you can do right now to improve your own heart health.
You don’t need to meditate for hours a day to gain significant benefits. Meditation has been scientifically proven to help you relax and become more mindful. You can try meditation for as little as 10 minutes a day to see cardiovascular benefits.
Drink it. Try giving up caffeine and consuming more alkaline water. Your heart will thank you as dehydration can trigger tachycardia attacks. Yikes! Pre-order the DYLN Living Alkaline Water Bottle to carry alkaline water with you everywhere you go.
Get going. If you’re feeling anxious, try running or walking for 20 minutes. There is research that says getting your heart rate up for 20 minutes a day can be beneficial to your overall well-being, especially improving cardiovascular health.
Make Stress Your Friend
For so long, we’ve been taught that stress is the enemy. Check out this TED Talk by Kelly McGonigal who urges us to change our perspective towards stress and try to see it as helpful, positive force in our lives.
Whether it's meditation, going for a walk, drinking more water, or changing your relationship with stress, there are so many actions we can take to honor our hearts. Listening to our bodies and seeing stress as a teacher, not a tyrant, can make a world of difference. Take some steps today to live a heart-healthy life & make stress your friend! Your heart will thank you for it!