5 Helpful Tips to Reduce Stress for a Happy Heart

11 Jan, 2024

It is American Heart Month once again, and Davin Healthcare is here to bring you helpful tips to reduce stress for a healthy heart. Unfortunately, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among people in the United States. Chronic stress can have many negative effects on the body that can increase the risk of heart disease, but there are some simple steps that anyone can take for a healthier heart.

Physical Activity

One of the best ways to help reduce stress is simply to get up and be active. Physical activity may not necessarily be the same thing for everyone; however, that is okay! As little as 30 minutes of physical activity each day can help relieve stress and provide many other health benefits. Whether it is walking outside, stretching, or simple yoga – getting your body moving is the goal. You can check out even more easy at-home fitness ideas here.

Limit or Reduce Phone/Computer Screentime

As the years go by, it seems like we are connected to all manner of devices more than ever. Be it for work or play, many of us may be spending a little too much time in front of our screens. Many researchers believe this increased screen time can lead to increased stress and anxiety. While it may not always be possible to get away from your screens, being mindful of it is a great step to take to give your eyes a rest from time to time!

Self-care

One of the easiest ways to help reduce stress, which can often go overlooked, is taking time to do the things you love. Enjoying old hobbies, finding new ones, or simply stepping away to give yourself some personal time can be a fantastic way to unwind and relax.

Family time

It is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day routines. Connecting with friends and family is another fantastic way to help reduce stress. When was the last time you reached out to someone?

Positive work environment

At Davin Healthcare, we recognize how important a positive work environment is, and that is why we are employee-owned, offer Day 1 benefits, competitive pay, and generous PTO. A happy workplace is another great path to a happy heart! That is The Davin Difference.

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