JAN 05, 2019 4:00 PM PST

Make Stress Reduction A Daily Habit

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce

In today’s fast-paced world stress is all around us. Commuters spend an average of 42 hours commuting annually according to a study from the Auto Insurance Center. Work now follows us home via emails, texts, and phone calls. The American Institute of Stress has data that shows reports of workplace stress have increased over the past few decades.

 

We know that chronic stress exposes us to an unhealthy level of cortisol, the stress hormone. We also know that chronic exposure to cortisol is a risk factor for heart disease. It’s important to note that reducing stress should not just be an occasional one-time attempt at relaxation but should instead become a daily habit.

 

Some of the more popular ways to reduce stress include mindfulness training for example meditation. Also popular are mind-body fitness trends like yoga. 

 

 

The above video from the American Heart Association contains some tips for getting started and making stress reduction part of your daily routine.

 

Sources: American Heart Association

About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
You May Also Like
FEB 10, 2021
Cannabis Sciences
Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure in Older Adults
FEB 10, 2021
Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure in Older Adults
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have found that medical cannabis may reduce blood pr ...
MAR 01, 2021
Cardiology
How Heart Problems May Lead to Memory Deficits
MAR 01, 2021
How Heart Problems May Lead to Memory Deficits
Researchers have used a mouse model to show that heart problems can lead to disruptions in gene activity in the memory c ...
MAY 19, 2021
Health & Medicine
Who Ages Better, Men or Women?
MAY 19, 2021
Who Ages Better, Men or Women?
The answer depends on what's considered more important – quantity or quality of years?  Previous studies ...
JUL 16, 2021
Cardiology
Therapeutic Exosome Spray May One Day Aid Heart Attack Recovery
JUL 16, 2021
Therapeutic Exosome Spray May One Day Aid Heart Attack Recovery
When the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, heart cells don't get enough oxygen and begin to die; this is a heart at ...
AUG 17, 2021
Health & Medicine
Heart Attack and Stroke Related to COVID19- The Importance of Prevention
AUG 17, 2021
Heart Attack and Stroke Related to COVID19- The Importance of Prevention
The historic scientific breakthrough of vaccination has prevented lifelong disability from Polio, scarring from Mea ...
SEP 10, 2021
Health & Medicine
Intervention for Endocarditis- What Kind of Valve is Best?
SEP 10, 2021
Intervention for Endocarditis- What Kind of Valve is Best?
  Infective endocarditis is caused when a bacterium such as staphylococcus enters the bloodstream and infects heart ...
Loading Comments...