Take Stress Out of the Equation
Your heart is important to your quality of life, and a safer left atrial appendage occlusion combined with good stress management can ensure that that quality of life is one you’ll enjoy. Stress is interesting because it manifests itself in everyone quite differently. Some people get stomach aches, some feel nauseous and others pass out. Scientists may disagree on the details, but it is established that excessive stress can negatively affect your health long-term.
Here are four tips to stay healthy by minimizing stress in your life:
1) Eat Healthy-
A healthy diet has benefits aside from just health. Healthy eating allows for chemicals in your body to be balanced and keeps you energized. A healthy diet reduces the likelihood of illness and helps create faster recovery times when illness does come. These combined benefits help minimize stress that can come from unhealthy eating habits.
Exercising is a great way to build self-esteem and manage stress levels. Workouts help release tension and anxiety that builds up over the normal stresses of everyday life. Take a small amount of time every day to exercise, whether it’s 30 minutes or an hour. Regular exercise releases endorphins and helps your body process toxins.
3) Have a Hobby-
Modern life can be described in one word: busy. People take so little time to themselves that it’s of little surprise that people get burned out. Pick a hobby of interest and spend a few hours each week cultivating that hobby. It can be bird watching, woodworking or just reading. Taking a little time here and there will do wonders for you as you balance life’s many loads.
4) Talk to Someone-
We all psychologically yearn for affection. Mental stress is just as damaging as physical stress, and can take a toll on the body physically if not kept in check. Have a trusted friend in whom you can confide your stresses. This can be a close friend, a spouse, a sibling, parent or a licensed therapist. Make sure you have an outlet for your stresses so you can talk them through and manage them effectively.
At the end of the day, the best protector of your health is you. Take the time and effort and invest in your health. At Coherex, reducing stress combined with a safer left atrial appendage occlusion gives you the tools to be healthy and prolong your life.