Lower High Cholesterol by Reducing Stress
Learn eight time-tested stress-reduction techniques to help you lower your cholesterol levels
Chronic uncontrolled stress is often an underlying and much overlooked cause of cardiovascular disease, including unhealthy cholesterol levels. Stress itself triggers depression, overeating, smoking, drinking in excess, and is the leading cause of insomnia. And stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure, increased heart rate and blood clotting, and accelerated LDL cholesterol oxidation, which is considered a pivotal step in the development of heart disease.
This means that along with eating a cholesterol-lowering diet, taking targeted nutritional supplements, and participating in a regular exercise routine, you need to control your stress levels in order to control your cholesterol levels. Luckily, managing stress can be as easy as learning when you need to breathe more deeply, laugh more often, or spend more time with your pet. Learn eight time-tested stress-reduction techniques to help you achieve healthy cholesterol levels.
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