Motivational Card: Set Aside Some Family Time

bestMED-heart-family-timeIs your heart feeling heavy? Stress can take a toll not only on your mind and body, but your heart.

Stress can contribute to high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and it may influence behaviors that directly affect your heart health such as smoking, overeating or drinking too much alcohol.

So mange your stress in healthy ways, like enjoying some quality family time. Have dinner together, read to your children or talk about your day. Engage in some good old-fashioned play — run and wrestle; play hopscotch or hide-and-seek, or take a scenic hike.

Your family — and your heart — will thank you.