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Reduce Your Stress to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Wockhardt Hospital Distributes 5000 Stress Ball to Corporate Employees and Police Officials

~When your blood pressure is high, it puts extra strain on your arteries and heart, squeezing stress balls can reduce blood pressure Say Doctor~

Mumbai 25th September 2018: There have been studies that draw an association between stress levels and increased rates of heart attacks over the last 15 years. On the note of World Heart Day, to create awareness about the increase in heart diseases due to stress & high blood pressure, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central has distributed “Stress Ball” to more than 5000 employees at private firm and Police officials.

A heart attack is the leading cause of death due to lifestyle, stress, long working hours and lack of exercise. From last few years it has noted that youngsters are facing heart problem at an early age.

A police official has long working hours, eating outside junk food etc. all such factors are major issue that can leads to heart problems. Even Employees at corporate firm has a big target to achieve. It has noticed that youngster put lot of efforts to achieve those target. It has become a myth to reduce stress smoking is best way to get rid of it… smoking does not relieve stress. With long working hours, lack of exercise and stress affects their health too. When we’re stressed out, our bodies tense up and we physically clench. The stress ball prompts you to squeeze and release, which can leave you feeling less tense than you started.

Here’s how to use a stress ball to help lower blood pressure:

  • Get a stress ball or small soft toy that fits in the palm of your hand.
  • Place the ball in one hand and hold in a squeeze position for 90 seconds.
  • Then switch to the other hand and hold a squeeze for 90 seconds.
  • Repeat this exercise three times for each hand.
  • Do this exercise twice a day for six weeks
  • See what a difference it makes when you check your blood pressure after six weeks.

Dr Parag Rindani, Head Hospital Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central says, “With this campaign we urge to police official and corporate employees a promise as an individual to get more active, say no to smoking, eat healthier, have a regular exercise and also be stress free. We all would like to do A simple promise towards all for MY HEART, for YOU HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.”

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