Effects Of Stress On Heart Health: 7 Tips To Manage It

The exact mechanism of chronic stress affecting the heart is unknown, but most likely it triggers inflammation.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : September 26, 2023 11:13 AM IST

Excessive And Pervasive Stress

Periods of excessive and pervasive stress can directly affect heart health, such as high blood pressure and higher cholesterol levels. Indirect impacts, such as increasing behaviours and habits that worsen physical health and functioning, include smoking, overeating, eating unhealthy food or engaging in less physical activity.

Making Time For Friends And Family

It’s essential to maintain social connections and talk with people you trust. Connecting with family and friends can lift our mood and help us feel less stressed.

Good Sleep Habits

Be consistent to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.

Before Sleeping

Limit your use of electronic devices.

Screen Time

Limit the time you spend following the report if it increases your pressure.