Your heart health can be affected by your mood. Feelings like depression can indirectly affect the health of your body and leave you feeling lackluster and despondent. Check out the following cues that can indicate that you might be depressed, and ways to lift yourself out of it. Studies are beginning to show that depression can even lead to heart attacks, so take stock in your life now and commit to making a change.
Symptoms Lasting More Than Two Weeks
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Are you always tired?
- Do you feel hopeless?
What To Do
- Exercise – stick to a regular schedule; at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, five days a week.
- You can try taking natural supplements. Talk with your doctor or nutritionist to see which suppliments are healthiest for you and your mood.
- Consider whether or not you overreact to situations a lot. Overreacting is a huge contributor to stress and just isn’t worth it. Relax, take a few deep breaths and ask yourself if what you’re getting so upset about is worth it.
- Tell people (in a calm voice) what’s upsetting you so that you’re not holding all of your emotions in and expressing yourself in anger. Because that hurts your mind and your body. A study was done involving relationships, where it was discovered that women who held their opinions in when disagreeing with their mate were four times more likely to die of a heart attack. You heard that right- four times more likely.
- Learn to think differently; you can do it! It may help to talk with healthy friends who are confident and great at expressing themselves. For a more depth and perhaps even more helpful approach, consider talking with a cognitive behavioral therapist.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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