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Reduce Stress with Meditation

…also try transcendental meditation. A friend of mine started practicing transcendental meditation 30 years ago after developing high blood pressure levels due to stress at his work. Within a month, his blood pressure level had normalized. Thirty years later, he still meditates regularly and his blood…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…blood pressure levels and reduce the stress that can lead to cardiovascular problems and disease. * Meditation: Simple meditation can offset the chronic release of cortisol. You can do a simple meditation by focusing on a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as “The Lord is my shepherd,” or “Hail…

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Three Mind/Body Techniques to Lower Blood Pressure Levels

…Transcendental Meditation. This ancient practice has been the focus of more than 600 scientific studies, including nine randomized controlled trials involving people with high blood pressure. A University of Kentucky review of these studies found that compared to controls, transcendental meditation reduced…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Week 4: Get Centered

…and blood pressure readings, and they needed less medication. Everyday, find something to laugh at—and then indulge yourself! 4) Meditate. Transcendental Meditation has been the focus of more than 600 scientific studies, including nine randomized controlled trials involving people with high blood…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…house is outfitted with water, air, and shower filters to remove as many toxins as possible. 8. Relax and enjoy life! I practice prayer, reading, meditation, Thai yoga therapy, listening to soft classical music, fly fishing, walking, cooking, and eating with my wife, playing with my grandkids and the…

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Reduce Your Heart Risk Factors with Sleep

…is the best for night lights (or even your “fridge”), as it is the only color on the spectrum that doesn’t disrupt melatonin production. * Meditation can also help you reframe the time you lay awake into something positive to do for yourself until you fall asleep.

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Heart Risk Factors and Stress

…such as cardiovascular problems, heart attacks and stroke, blindness, and neurodegenerative disorders. So, whatever assuages your stress, be it meditation, T’ai chi, yoga, music, dance, fly fishing, or what have you, make it an important part of your day. Your very life may depend on it! For more…

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FRIDAY FUN: Test Your Walking IQ

…conditioned mall, instead of venturing outdoors. 9. TRUE or FALSE: Walking improves your physical health, but to release stress you need to try yoga or meditation. 10. TRUE or FALSE: Walking prevents, and even reduces, high blood pressure. Go ahead and post your answers in the comments section. List the number…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…, including T’ai chi, yoga, Pilates, relaxation and imagery sessions. Physical exercise is also good for respiratory sinus arrhythmia, as are meditation and grounding. As far as supplementation goes, my standard recommendation is a total daily dose of 1–2 grams of fish oil a day for healthy people…

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Preventing Arrhythmia

…Staying under a physician’s care if you have congesetive heart failure or cardiomyopathy. * Using stress reduction techniques, such as prayer, meditation, yoga, etc to calm your autonomic nervous system. Additionally, there are several supplements that are very effective for straightening out heartbeat…

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Six Ways to Control High Blood Pressure, Naturally

…that often involve nurturing others at our own expense if we don’t refuel. Some good ways to de-stress and control high blood pressure include meditation, relaxation, imagery, yoga, prayer, Tai Chi, exercise, reading, listening to calming music, or playing with children and friends into your daily…

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High Blood Pressure Levels at the Doctor’s Office

…Treating High Blood Pressure * Introduce a regular stress-reduction program into your life. That could include activities such as exercise, tai-chi, meditation or yoga. This is a wonderful way of lowering blood pressure naturally. * Watch the salt (again). This cardiovascular nutrition tip can’t be stressed…

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Arrhythmia Prevention

…wine cellar in my house—but if I had arrhythmia, I’d never touch a drop again. I also suggest that you develop techniques (such as prayer or meditation) to control stress. Additionally, there are several supplements that are very effective for straightening out heartbeat irregularities. For otherwise…

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Relax, Relax, Relax

…why it is so critical that you engage in tension-relieving practices. Some of my favorite include yoga, prayer, listening to music, massage, and meditation. You may also consider learning T'ai chi or qigong if a convenient class becomes available. And, of course, exercise is always of great benefit in…

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Yoga for Heart Health: Why It's Powerful Medicine

…physical activity of their choice. Then, for the next three months they engaged in a supervised program of yoga for heart health, which included meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation. The yoga experience was new to all the participants. The participants wore heart rate monitors to measure their…

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…medical evaluations and treatment options such as massage and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, detoxification therapy and weight loss, yoga classes, meditation, hikes and beach walks, and more. Medi-spas also offer healthy dining options including organic produce and meats, and wild-caught fish. For as long…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…daily for three months resulted in fewer headaches and decreased pain in more than 68 percent of participants. 5. Deep breathing, acupressure, meditation, or visualization is a powerful way to get natural headache relief. Slow down your life a bit and reflect. Many headaches are brought on by chronic…

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Four Therapies for Heart Attack Patients

…and lead to a heart attack. That is why it’s so important that you find ways to cope with stress. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, prayer, meditation, and mental imaging are particularly effective. The research on relaxation shows that it can temper over-secretion of the stress hormones. * Take…

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Watch White Coat Hypertension

…hypertension, I suggest you introduce a regular stress-reduction program into your life. That could include activities such as exercise, T'ai chi, meditation, or yoga. You may also want to start taking blood pressure-friendly supplements on a daily basis—such as fish oil (2–3 grams), magnesium (400–800…

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