Relieve Stress To Help Stop Narrowing Of The Arteries
It has long been known that stress is bad for your health and can even kill you. So, anything you do to relieve stress and take your mind off your worries is a pathway to better health. Stress-busting activities, a fun chat with friends as well as relaxation techniques work wonders in staving off numerous health issues, including cardiac problems, heart failure and strokes.
We at Fairview set great store by creating a convivial atmosphere with plenty of friendly staff-patient interaction, banter, and laughs. When we bring a smile to our patients’ lips, we know we are winning the battle for their recovery. If you or a loved one need supervision or assistance with your daily life, look no further than the professional, friendly services provided by Fairview Rehab & Nursing Home in Queens NY.
Chronic Stress Can Cause Artery Narrowing
Many people don’t realize the many ways in which stress can sap your energy and physical and mental health. Narrowing of the arteries is a cause and symptom of heart diseases that is often exacerbated by chronic stress. If you can make some efforts to relieve stress, you are more likely to reduce the risk of strokes or heart problems.
Narrowing of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, occurs when a build-up of fatty substances (plaque) occurs in the arteries. This reduces the flow of blood to vital organs, starving them of nutrients and oxygen and impeding their function. Managing hypertension and stress can help treat this condition and/or prevent it from deteriorating.
Relieve stress through smiling and having fun
Whether you have narrowing of the arteries or not, one of the great ways of maintaining your health is dancing. Dancing, also called dancing therapy, is great for mind and body and never happens without a smile or a laugh. Having fun in the company of others is, without doubt, the best way to unwind.
Meditate and do yoga to reduce narrowing of the arteries
An equally beneficial stress-busting activity is yoga. Concentrating on your movement, stretching your muscles, and focusing on balance and coordination relieves stress. Alongside meditation, this is a safe activity even for those with conditions such as narrowing of the arteries.
Breathing exercises to relieve stress
Another great way to relax and reduce the risk of heart disease is breathing exercises. Rhythmic, focused breathing works wonders when it comes to setting your worries aside. Such exercises help you stay calm and focused. After all, breathing is what keeps us alive.
Fairview staff and management are fully aware of the huge health benefits of activities that make patients smile. That’s why we go out of our way to ensure that patients get every opportunity to have fun. Whatever ailment you or a loved one may have, we are here to help you relieve stress and recover.