10 Ways to Protect Your Heart from the Tolls of Recession


The wild stock market ride, rising foreclosure rates, and increasing layoffs may give you a queasy feeling in your ultrasound at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta.

Hazen recommends, “Do jumping jacks, take a milk crate and turn it upside down and step on it — do something.”

Repeated studies have shown the depression, watch for its symptoms during these trying times. eye for blood pressure during the day, Hazen says. Those spikes, though brief, put you at increased risk for a coronary event.

Above all, while the financial news is horrible, focus on the good things going on in your life. Even if you have lost a great deal in your retirement fund, maybe you still have your house. Maybe you still have a job. And with a little extra attention, you can still have your health.