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Anxiety, Depression and Heart Disease

Did you know that there is a connection between mental health issues and cardiovascular problems? While you may not imagine your heart can suffer from mental illness, you would be surprised at just how connected the two are!

Your activity level and stress level are both affected by how you handle life’s highs and lows, which can often include feelings of both anxiety and depression. How your body is affected by these factors isn’t limited to your mental and emotional state, but also your physical well being, including the health of your heart.

When you’re suffering from mental illness, your body suffers in ways you might not think about!

When experiencing high levels of anxiety, your body is under tremendous stress. If not managing stress levels in a healthy manner, your heart can suffer. If regularly experiencing severe anxiety or depression, your heart may be under severe stress.

If you’re like most people, you don’t associate your stress levels with the health of your heart. However, just like cholesterol, blood pressure, healthy diet, exercise and smoking, managing stress is a major part of managing your total body health.

Managing anxiety and stress in a healthy way is all about finding what works for you. For many people, taking a walk does the trick. For others, it may be intense exercise or relaxing yoga. Sometimes, breathing exercises do the trick. It’s all about finding out what works for you and doing it.

We’re very excited to have Trudy Scott as a speaker for The Healthy Heart Summit (register now for free!). Learn about how you can take steps towards achieving a healthy heart for life.

Take a proactive approach to improve your health by learning how to live every day for a healthy heart. Sign up now to hear from Trudy Scott and many other amazing health experts who know how to guide their patients to success. Make a move towards a healthy heart today!

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Online and free from July 13-20 , 2015. Register now!

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