If you want to boost your heart health, you need to do more than eat right and exercise. Go one step extra and ease the stress out of your life. Your ticker will reap the benefits.
Long-term stress has an indirect effect on your risk for heart problems, says Deepak Bhatt, MD. "You've got a crazy job, you're working awful hours, you're not eating right, not exercising, you're smoking, you're drinking excessively. These can all trigger various forms of heart disease."