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What does my heart have to do with my stress level?
 

Stress poisons us. Every stressful event floods us with stress hormones, as harmful to our bodies as rivers of acid. The more stress we have, the more difficult it is for our cardiovascular system, our immune system and even our brains to function well. Chronic stress ages us long before our time, and if left unchecked, can kill us.

Although we may be unable to escape from stressful events in our modern world, we can learn to transform the effects of these events. The Institute of HeartMath has discovered something remarkable, and remarkably simple: a positive attitude creates stress relief, but only temporarily. However, by also engaging the heart, positive feelings create stress relief that not only lasts but also actually reverses the physical damage of stress.

When you experience stressful emotions such as tension, anxiety, irritation, or anger, your heart-rhythm pattern becomes irregular and incoherent, negatively affecting your health, brain function, performance and sense of well-being.

Feeling Stressed
Heart rhythms when stressed
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When you experience positive emotions such as appreciation, care, joy and love, your heart-rhythm pattern is more ordered and coherent. When we consciously shift to a positive emotion, our heart rhythms immediately shift. This electrical shift in the heart creates a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that benefit the entire body. Blood pressure drops. Stress hormones plummet. The immune system pumps up. Anti-aging hormones increase. We gain clarity, calmness, control, and the effects are both immediate and long lasting.

Feeling Stressed
Heart rhythms when feeling a positive emotion
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Ordered and harmonious heart rhythms are an indicator of your “coherence level.” High coherence is a state associated with positive emotional attitudes, which send signals to the brain that reduce stress and improve brain cognitive function, hormonal balance, immune response, coordination and reaction times and your overall sense of well-being.

Thrive Health & Wellness is proud to provide training in HeartMath’s system of powerful, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use tools and technology to prevent, manage and reverse the effects of stress. We can help you learn to meet life’s inevitable challenges with poise and resiliency. These tools allow our bodies and minds to be nourished for optimal health and performance. We convert “stress lockdown” into free-flowing energy for fueling creativity, productivity and personal fulfillment.

A change of heart changes everything.

Contact a Licensed HeartMath® Provider at Thrive Health & Wellness for more information.

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