Cupertino Dentist’s Tips to Lower Stress for Improved Heart Health

breathe easyOver our last couple of articles, we’ve discussed the dangers of heart disease to help raise awareness of American Heart Month this February. One of the most significant risk factors to worsening heart health is elevated stress, which can contribute to high blood pressure, sleep deprivation, depression, and other serious heart risks. To help you improve your chances of avoiding heart complications, Cupertino dentist, Dr. Randall LaFrom, offer these tips for reducing the amount of stress life places on your health.

Stress Relief Advice

  • Exercise—Daily physical activity is a time-honored method of relieving the pressure that can build in your body from everyday stresses. Aside from offering a therapeutic outlet for tension, daily exercise can also increase endorphin release—your body’s natural feel-good chemicals. The feeling is often referred to as runner’s high, but can be achieved by any adequate amount of physical activity.
  • Be immature—When it comes to stress, laughter really can be the best medicine. Have a water balloon fight with your family, play small harmless pranks for cheap laughs, or find your own ways to inject a little fun immaturity into your family life and enjoy laughter more often.
  • Take a mini-vacation—In a world of constant communication, sometimes simply disconnecting for a while can do wonders for your tension. Try disconnecting your landline, turning of your cellphone, and staying away from your laptop for a little while each day, especially during a hectic week, can instantly provide a bit of solace.
  • Learn to say no—Ambition can be a useful quality of life, and often is a key ingredient to success. However, trying to do more than you are able can add a lot of weight to your already-burdened shoulders. Learn to say no to extra responsibilities when you still have your own to situate.

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Beautiful with Cupertino Dentist

To learn more, schedule a dental consultation with your Cupertino dentist  by calling LaFrom Dentistry at (408) 996-8595. Located in the 95014 area, we proudly serve patients from Cupertino, Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, and the surrounding communities.

~ by cupertinodentist on February 21, 2013.

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