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A little bit of stress is not a bad thing- it keeps you on your toes,  motivated and helps  to focus more on your life goals. However, when it becomes too much, the negative impact of stress can be very serious. When stress crosses a certain level and you find yourself being constantly stressed out, the result could be extremely harmful for your heart. Excessive stress leads to depression, unhealthy, addictive habits like smoking, drinking and binge eating. And these are your heart’s worst enemies. The best thing to do is to recognize when stress starts taking over your life. Once you accept this fact, you can take charge of your stress levels and start doing something about reducing it. You may want to take up yoga, sports, meditation or even a nice vacation with the family! This website will enable you to beat stress in every aspect of your life.

September 22, 2016

When you’re stressed, the hormone cortisol is released into your bloodstream, increasing blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. This narrows the arteries to the heart, and increases the risk of heart damage.

August 16, 2016

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a part of daily life. And the natural elixir is sleep. However, urban Indians are depriving themselves. Research has found that urban Indians now sleep an average of six and a half hours, which is well below the recommended eight to ten hours we need every night. Sleep matters. And here’s Read more…

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August 1, 2016

We already know that a healthy diet and not smoking are important for a healthy heart. Also, controlling the traditional risk factors such as family history and high cholesterol, are all central to preventing heart disease. But there are some more simple ways you didn’t know can help decrease your chances of a heart attack: Read more…

June 15, 2016

Also known as the “stress hormone,” cortisol increases in the blood as an individual feels either physical, emotional or mental stress. High levels of cortisol in the blood may cause certain chemical imbalances in the body and result in increased appetite, weight gain and for some, an increased risk of stroke or cardiovascular conditions caused Read more…

June 15, 2016

Here are a few scientific tips to help you relax faster.

June 15, 2016

To be able to effectively manage stress, you need to be able to spot the early signs. Here are a few tell-tale signs of stress.

June 15, 2016

If you’re preparing food to pack for lunch, look for ways to adjust your recipes to cut back on bad cholesterol and saturated fats and replace ingredients with those that are naturally stress busting. This will keep your heart healthy and starve your stress of the food its loves.

March 5, 2016

More and more people are understanding the power of meditation and its ability to keep us calm and centered despite chaotic surroundings. And despite what most people believe, even a two-minute meditation can prove to be of great benefit. Here are some simple tips to get you started on a practice and keep your stress Read more…

March 5, 2016

Being stressed is the most common and most dangerous phenomenon we’re facing today. And ignoring stress levels can lead to everything from deadly diseases to paralysis and heart ailments. Try adding simple rituals to your life to ensure that you’re managing stress as best as you can. Here are some tips:

February 3, 2016

If there’s just one thing you can do for your heart today, do this: sleep! A good night’s sleep affects your health more directly than you would think. The lack of it, can over a time, be fatal. Here are some tips to ensure you get a healthy, restful sleep every night.

January 6, 2016

Stress is one of the most dangerous things for your heart as well as your body. Often, we don’t know that we are stressed. Take a look at these symptoms to find out whether you are stressed or not.

November 28, 2015

Does our personality affect the way we handle heart disease?  Yes, says the following excerpt from Dr. Wayne Sotile’s book. It outlines the six basic coping patterns that seem to drive our perceptions, our behavioral choices, and our corresponding emotional reactions to both everyday life and to a chronic and progressive diagnosis like heart disease.

October 31, 2015

Laughter is the best medicine. Let’s make sure that kids keep those giggles and peals of laughter going, well into their adulthood.

October 13, 2015

Let this festive season be a guilt-free one, where you relax your body, mind and soul and do whatever makes you happy.

October 13, 2015

Flowers help decorate a space and its fragrances are therapeutic as well. This festive season, let’s use fresh flowers and fragrant oils in lamps and diffusers to decorate our homes and offices.

June 5, 2015

Stress is one of the major causes of heart diseases. Everyone finds themselves in stressful situations at home or at work. Here are some easy, stress-busting methods to bring back the happy state of being: Listen to soothing music Call a friend! Keep it short and snappy if you’re at work. Make plans – Plan Read more…

June 20, 2014

Everyone is different and your personality does play a role in what sorts of hobbies you’ll like. If you don’t have a lot of patience you might feel like quilting might be too much for you, but exploring quick sewing projects might be a better choice. Maybe you really like hanging out with friends, so Read more…

June 20, 2014

If you’re adding a new hobby to your life, you have to take time and focus away from something else. The good news is that most of us have a lot of time we’re not using well, either because we’re spending a lot of time online or watching TV or just wasting time we could Read more…

June 20, 2014

Having a hobby is a great way to relieve stress, a creative outlet and a way to meet new people. In fact, there are lots of ways hobbies are good for you. But if you don’t have a regular leisure activity that you enjoy, it can be difficult to decide which one will be enjoyable Read more…

June 20, 2014

Hobbies aren’t just for those with too much time on their hands. In fact, an engaging hobby can make a significant improvement to your heart health. While you enjoy a new diversion, it might also help you fight everything from stress to high blood pressure. Here are a few hobbies that have been proven to Read more…

May 28, 2014

Historically, music and healing have always gone hand in hand. The Chinese character for medicine includes the character for music. In ancient Greece, music was used to ease stress, promote sleep, and soothe pain. Native Americans and Africans used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals. In Western medicine, the connection was gradually Read more…

May 28, 2014

Music is a powerful medium. It can make you laugh or cry, get you excited and, even calm you down. Some say it’s good for the soul. It just might be good for the heart, too. A daily dose of your favorite tunes can not clean out your arteries or fix a faulty heart valve. Read more…

May 28, 2014

Stress and alcohol are the primary immediate triggers for  in Indian men but sexual activity could also set off the life-threatening condition, a cross-sectional survey of patients has found. The survey, conducted on 290 stroke patients (210 men and 80 women) showed that certain high-risk activities had triggered the stroke in 44% of them. Among men, this Read more…

May 28, 2014

Are you thinking you should limit your nap time? No. You should however avoid taking sleeping pills. Recent studies have shown that people who are accustomed to taking sleeping pills to rock themselves into a deep slumber, are at a great risk of succumbing to heart disease. Statistics show that pills usually increase the chances Read more…

May 28, 2014

The keys to good stress management are , being in control of your stress triggers, having a good social network and adopting a positive outlook. Be active If you have a stress-related problem,  can get you in the right state of mind to be able to  and find a solution. Exercise won’t make your stress disappear, but it will reduce Read more…