Stress Awareness

2 November 2011

Around 12 million Brits visit their doctor with stress each year. Stress can cause emotional symptoms, such as anger, insomnia and anxiety, and physical effects, like muscular aches, chest pains and high blood pressure. In fact, high blood pressure currently affects two out of five men in the UK and is more likely to develop with age.

If you’re feeling the strain, diet and exercise are the best ways to combat stress. An excellent way to protect your heart is through sensible nutrition and you may also benefit from Efalex omega-3 + 6 fish oils. Fish oils are believed to help regulate heart rate and have an anti-inflammatory action that can help to relax blood vessels, easing the workload on the heart. 

Another way to support your heart is through movement. Exercise improves blood flow to the brain providing oxygen and clearing your head by removing toxins from the brain. It also releases feel-good endorphins into the blood to help lighten mood. Exercise also helps by lowering blood pressure and reducing the strain on the heart. 

Efalex capsules or liquid, containing a mixture of essential fatty acids and is one of the leading brands, is available from Waitrose, Boots, Holland & Barrett, independent pharmacies and health food stores and, priced from £6.99.


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