This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
Not only does stress increase a person’s blood pressure, if it’s managed in an unhealthy way, it will only cause more health issues.
For instance, overeating, heavy drinking, and smoking are all bad coping mechanisms that harm the heart muscle.
More effective, healthy stress management techniques include: exercise, listening to music, meditating, and focusing on something peaceful.
Consistently good sleep
The NIH pointed out that “if you don’t get enough sleep, you raise your risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes”.