Did you know that there are several mental habits that can increase the risk of heart disease?
Mental health can influence heart disease by increasing the likelihood that people engage in unhealthy behaviors, including smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor dietary choices, and a sedentary lifestyle.
This can lead to the development of conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes mellitus, all of which are risk factors for heart disease.
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Someone with mental health disorders usually continues to undergo treatment which can have side effects that impact heart health, Mother.
Mothers can also take action to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as improve their general health and well-being by addressing mental health problems and implementing healthy lifestyle practices.
10 Mental Habits That Drive Heart Disease
Apart from depression, there are many other forms of mental tension that also trigger heart disease, here are some of them:
1. Holding a grudge
Quoting from the Forbes page, research shows that holding grudges is associated with heart attacks. This tension also increases your stress levels, which contributes to high blood pressure, heart problems, decreased immunity, and even inflammation.
2. Lack of self-compassion
A study also found that people who practice self-compassion have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Those who scored higher on self-compassion had thinner carotid artery walls and less plaque buildup than those with lower self-compassion.
These indicators are associated with a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke years later.
Research finds that perfection can be toxic and achieving it contributes to mental health problems, psychological strain, burnout and risk of heart attack.
Science shows that rushing and being impatient can change heart function and trigger a heart attack.
5. Working too hard
Overworking on a regular basis can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke due to stress, and sometimes even death.
The Japanese call it karoshi, translated as death from overwork, usually in the form of a heart attack.
The pessimists died earlier than the optimists and failed to climb the career ladder as far and as quickly as the optimists.
In contrast, patients who were optimistic about their heart disease lived an average of 15 years longer than heart patients who were pessimistic. Long-standing research also shows that optimism is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and pessimism is associated with a higher risk.
7. Get angry easily
People with excessive anger or who often think that others cannot be trusted or are angry because others are trying to get them, have shorter telomeres, the protective tips at the ends of our chromosomes that determine lifespan, and are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. metabolic.
8. Always think about something
Replaying worries in your mind can predict heart disease. If you think about it, stress will remain in the body for a long time and can cause increased heart rate, prolonged high blood pressure, and increased cortisol levels.
People who ruminate experience more depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease.
9. Suppression of thoughts and feelings
Research shows that the tendency to push away unwanted thoughts and feelings or avoid negative thoughts and feelings, is associated with stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity.
A large amount of data links anxiety disorders to cardiovascular health, particularly heart disease. Anxiety increases the risk of heart disease and heart attack or stroke.
How to Maintain Mental Health to Improve Heart Health
You can improve your heart health by following the advice of neurologists and paying attention to how you use your mind. Current awareness determines how much stress you experience and makes a difference in your heart health.
Here are some healthy lifestyle changes that can help mothers maintain mental and heart health:
Exercise is an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Regular physical exercise can help keep arteries flexible and open, thereby reducing the chance of blockages.
Talk to a cardiologist and psychologist about the right exercise plan for you. To start, try taking a short walk or using the stairs instead of the elevator.
2. Eat healthy and balanced food
Mental health conditions may change how you feel about food. Changes in these habits can cause weight loss or gain. In this case it may not be good for your health.
Eating well can help improve your sense of well-being and mood. Apart from that, it can also help mothers manage their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.
3. Manage stress
Research shows that stress can cause various health problems. Managing stress is an important part of preventing and treating heart disease.
4. Quit smoking
With stress, anxiety, and other problems that can be caused by mental health problems, smoking can be a short-term solution. Over time, smoking will make your problem worse.
Not smoking has huge benefits for health and it is never too late to stop.
5. Get enough rest
Sleep helps the body restore, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. To get the full benefits, mothers are advised to get seven hours of sleep every night.
Creating the same bedtime routine every day is a great way to establish a healthy sleep pattern.
So, those are some things you need to know regarding mental habits that encourage an increase in heart disease and how to deal with it. Hopefully it’s useful, yes, Mother.
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Also watch the video on the benefits of meditation for mental health below, Mother.