Reduce Chronic Stress for Your Heart’s Sake

Our physical response to chronic stress can be toxic to the heart. Finding ways to manage your stress can mitigate the damage.


Stress is a part of our everyday lives. It can’t always be avoided—and that’s okay. Getting the job promotion you wanted, awaiting the arrival of your first grandchild, falling in love—these are examples of good stresses. They cause our hearts to beat faster and our muscles to become tense, but after a short time, we revert to a normal state.

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