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Stress and heart disease – make heart health a priority

At ProMedica Health System, we recognize that everyone experiences some form of stress in life. But, if left unmanaged, stress can lead to heart disease or cause other risk factors such as overeating, smoking and inactivity. The ability to identify what is causing the stress and releasing the tension can help to keep your heart healthy.

Stress can be caused by physical or emotional change, or a change in your environment. These “stressors” can range from minor hassles to major lifestyle changes. Some examples include: work overload, unemployment, relocation, financial concerns, retirement, illness or death of a loved one. Warning signs can range from difficulty sleeping or upset stomach to depression.

By learning to relax, you can make great strides in heart health. Some relaxation examples include:

Deep breathing – Inhale slowly through your nose to make your stomach expand, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat several times.

Progressive muscle relaxation – Focus on yourself, take a few deep breaths and notice areas of your body that feel tense or cramped. Loosen up those areas, such as by rolling shoulders or rotating your head in a smooth, circular motion while breathing slowly.

Relaxing to music – Calming music may help to loosen tension.

Mental imagery relaxation – Create calm, peaceful images in your mind. There are imagery tapes available through most bookstores.

AUGUST 2007
TUES
7th,
14th,
21st,
28th

Smoking Cessation Classes
10 – 11:30 a.m. or
6 – 7:30 p.m.
The Toledo Hospital,
Education Center
$58 fee (covered by certain insurance providers)
To register, call 419-291-8033

THURS
9th,
16th,
23rd,
30th

Smoking Cessation Classes
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Flower Hospital
8th floor
$58 fee (covered by certain insurance providers)
To register, call 419-291-8033

THURS
9th

Free Blood Pressure Screening
8 – 10 a.m.
Fostoria Community Hospital Lobby
501 Van Buren St.
Fostoria, OH

TUES
14th

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening
10 – 11:00 a.m.
Hudson Senior Center
323 W. Main St., Hudson, MI

THURS
16th

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening
10 – 11 a.m.
Blissfield Senior Center
206 S. Lane St., Blissfield, MI
OR
1 – 2 p.m.
Tecumseh Senior Center
703 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh, MI

TUES
21st

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening
10 – 11:00 a.m.
Morenci Senior Center
13101 Sims Hwy, Morenci, MI

TUES
28th

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screening
10 – 11:00 a.m.
Addison Senior Center
1440 Rochester Rd., Addison Township, MI

 
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