“Meditation can be a useful part of cardiovascular risk reduction”
Cardiologist Dr. Deepak Bhatt, a professor at Harvard Medical School
Want a healthier heart or to live longer?
Start a simple Mindfulness or Meditation practice today. This from a recent article from Harvard that you can read here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/meditation-offers-significant-heart-benefits
The latest research confirms that people who practice meditation are significantly less likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die within five years.
A high HRV is a sign of a healthier heart. A 2013 study found that low HRV is associated with a 32% to 45% increased risk of heart attack or stroke among people without cardiovascular disease.
With regular meditation, you may be able to raise your HRV. A 2013 study found that people who did five minutes of meditation daily for 10 days had a better HRV compared with those who didn’t meditate.
A number of high-quality studies also show that meditation can modestly lower blood pressure, according to a 2013 American Heart Association scientific statement published in Hypertension.
Step 1: Create the Space
Here’s what Mayo Clinic shares as a simple way to get started that works for everyone:
Step 2: Heart Health Meditation
Step 3: Start Your Day with it
Research shows to create any new habit you must schedule it and treat it as mandatory for at least 30 days. So, put it in your calendar. I find first thing in the morning before I touch my phone, and the last thing, after I brush my teeth, as the best times. Give it a try!
Step 4: Track Your Emotions
How do you feel after each session? Make notes in your calendar download this free 30 Days Health journal to track it.
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