10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Heart Health

Stress is an inevitable part of life but stress can be hugely detrimental for your health particularly if you have high blood pressure. GP treatment for high blood pressure often involves medication such as Amlodipine tablets but this is often prescribed alongside lifestyle improvements including exercise, weight loss, a healthier diet and a reduction in stress levels.

How to Reduce Stress?

Learning how to relieve stress is a really useful life skill as no-one can live their life without some stress. There are lots of techniques for effective stress management but here are ten of the most simple which anyone can add to their lives quickly and easily:

  • Listen to music
  • Call a friend and just talk, this can be such a good way to gain perspective on a stressful situation and share your emotions. Remember the old adage, a problem shared is a problem halved.
  • Diet – eat a nutritionally balanced diet and reduce or ditch completely the bad influnces like refined sugar, caffeine and takeaways.
  • Get more sleep and/or better sleep
  • Take more exercise – exercise releases chemicals in the brain which improve mood and positivity.
  • Practice mindfulness or meditation – taking a few minutes out each day to zone out and separate yourself from life’s challenges can be very restorative and enabling.
  • Use scents and aromas for relaxation, calming essential oils in the bath or room diffusers are great for stress relief.  Scented candles combine fragrance with the gentle effects of candlelight for dual benefits.
  •  Laugh it off – laughter is clinically proven to improve mood and decrease the stress-causing hormones, cortisol and adrenaline.
  •  Practice breathing exercises which can help with really stressful pinch points and panic attacks. Deep breathing is a great technique to use alongside mindfulness and meditation.
  • Consider health supplements or finding benefits in other ways like herbal teas

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