Best Exercises for a Healthy Heart

If you have a little worrying worm lurking right in your thoughts telling you that you need to exercise your heart out (literally and figuratively), there are now many ways to do just that. But which exercises, you ask? Today, we’ll look into the definitive exercises that should warrant you a healthy heart. These activities won’t only drive you out of the often-secluding sedentary lifestyle you might have been living lately but will ultimately make you an advocate a heart-friendly way of living to others.

The exercises below are taken from a streamlined list that should provide your heart that much-needed reprieve from your old lifestyle:

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Office Yoga vs. Menstrual Cramps [Infographic]

Day-to-day office work is stressful enough, what more during the days you are on your period?

Dysmenorrhea affects women in different ways. Some women barely even notice their periods, while others get mild to severe cramps. When cramps are so debilitating, getting out of bed is a challenge – and the thought of heading to work is even more unnerving.

One of the ways to treat menstrual discomfort is to engage in stretching and exercise, specifically ones that target the lower abdominal and lower back regions. Some women worry about being too active during their period – as you are prone to back stains­­ – but by using longer feminine pads or menstrual cups to keep you protected, that won’t be an issue.

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Yoga exercises to reduce Stress [Infographic]

Yoga exercises to reduce Stress [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Originally Published by Dana Santas on Happify

Anxiety is one of the biggest mental stressors. When we feel anxious, our heart rate and blood pressure increase and we start taking rapid, shallow breaths. In response to the stress on our body and mind, our sympathetic “fight-or-flight” nervous system kicks in to boost cortisol (the primary stress hormone) production and adrenaline as physiological support—perpetuating the racing heart, high blood pressure, and rapid breathing—to feed feelings of anxiety in an unabating cycle of stress. And, when you live in a constant state of stress, it’s been shown to manifest physically as inflammation.

Yoga is widely recognized as a stress-relieving practice. Various studies have shown that practicing yoga reduces feelings of anxiety as well as stifles the body’s physiological responses to stress—including, reducing inflammation.

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