#MindfulnessMonday – Meditation May Help Your Heart

#MindfulnessMonday – Meditation May Help Your Heart

Meditation can help mind and body relax, and the American Heart Association says it can help your ticker. The AHA says meditation may:
· Help ease stress
· Reduce blood pressure
· Improve your sleep
· Help you focus on healthier activities
· Supplement, but not replace, other heart-healthy behaviors, such as healthy diet and exercise

Meditative activities are varied. Look for a stress reducing, meditative activity that you feel comfortable with.
· Listening to your favorite music while walking
· Tai chi or yoga
· Mindful meditation or relaxation response meditation
· Prayer

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