With all the events happening in the world right now, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stress. You can’t put your head in the sand and ignore it, but you also can’t let it overtake your life…and health.
Today, I want to talk with you candidly about the amazing benefits of not only L-Arginine for heart health during times like these, but also tools like yoga, meditation and journaling to lower blood pressure…
Yes, I said journaling to lower blood pressure. Let’s explain:
Yoga: This form of exercise and stress relief has been clinically proven to lower high blood pressure. Research has shown that those who participate in yoga at least a few times a week have lower blood pressure than those who have never tried yoga. Of course, once you start yoga and truly make it a lifestyle change, other aspects of your life change as well, including your diet and the amount of time you dedicate to exercise. Doing yoga can lower blood pressure and dramatically change your lifestyle.
Meditation: Another resource that has been clinically proven to lower high blood pressure, especially during times like these when you might be feeling overwhelmed by everything that’s happening in the world, is meditation. “Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress,” says psychologist Robbie Maller Hartman, PhD, a Chicago health and wellness coach.
Journaling: Doing something as simple as being present with your thoughts, and actually writing them down as they occur to you, can lower blood pressure. While there aren’t many clinical studies on journaling and blood pressure, the University of Rochester Medical Center says, “if you struggle with stress, depression, or anxiety, keeping a journal can help you gain control of your emotions and improve your mental health.”
The university goes on to say, “Keeping a journal helps you establish order when your world feels like it’s in chaos. It helps you get to know yourself by revealing your innermost fears, thoughts, and feelings. Look at your writing time as personal relaxation time, a time when you de-stress and wind down. Write in a place that’s relaxing and soothing—maybe with a cup of tea. Look forward to your journaling time, and know that you’re doing something good for your mind and body.”
And, of course, there’s L-Arginine, a proven element, and a precursor to Nitric Oxide, that can lower your high blood pressure. Combining a daily L-Arginine supplement, like our very own Cardio Juvenate Plus, with journaling, yoga and/or meditation can greatly improve your heart health by lowering stress.