Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease02/24/14
(HealthDay News) -- The term "broken heart" usually describes a
person who has lost a great love. Truth be told, feeling depressed
cantake a toll on the heart, especially if you have heart
The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice if you've been diagnosed
with heart disease and are feeling blue:
- Try to get some physical activity. Be sure to follow your
doctor's recommendations for exercise.
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques.
- Engage in activities that make you happy. Avoid unhealthy
coping habits such as smoking, drinking or overeating.
- Seek support from family, friends or clergy. Join a support
group for people with heart disease.
- Eat a nutritious, balanced diet and commit to getting plenty of
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