MBA Newsletter – February 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day from MBA

Valentine’s Day is all about matters of the heart.

February is also American Heart Month. Have you ever had your heart checked during your annual exam? According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

While your annual exam is a great place to start, managing your stress can drastically decrease your chances of heart disease.

Make yourself your valentine this year with these tips to decrease your stress. 

  1. Stay positive. Laughter has been found to lower levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the arteries, and increase “good” HDL cholesterol.
  2. Meditate. This practice of inward-focused thought and deep breathing has been shown to reduce heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure. Meditation’s close relatives, yoga and prayer, can also relax the mind and body.
  3. Exercise. Every time you are physically active, whether you take a walk or play tennis, your body releases mood-boosting chemicals called endorphins. Exercising not only helps you destress, it also protects against heart disease by lowering your blood pressure, strengthening your heart muscle, and helping you maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Unplug. It’s impossible to escape stress when it follows you everywhere. Cut the cord. Avoid emails and TV news. Take time each day — even if it’s for just 10 or 15 minutes — to escape from the world.
  5. Take care of you. Simple things, like a warm bath, listening to music, or spending time on a favorite hobby, can give you a much-needed break from the stressors in your life.


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