3 Easy Ways to Lower Your Heart Rate When Feeling Anxious or Stressed by Dannie De Novo
The easiest way to lower your heart rate is to do regular exercise—“regular” being the operative word. It’s also the most effective way as the benefits continue much longer than the actual exercise is taking place.
#2 Keep your body hydrated
When your body is dehydrated, your heart has to work harder to keep the blood flowing throughout your body. This just makes your body feel more stressed. Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand. So, drink your water and…
#3 Limit caffeine, nicotine, and other stimulants
Stimulants can cause dehydration, which we want to avoid. They also “stimulate” the sympathetic nervous system and increase blood pressure and your breathing rate, which adds more stress to your heart. Stay away from the stimulants before bed and before exercise.
And, while you’re at it, limit your alcohol consumption. Not only does alcohol dehydrate the body further, but it is literally poison to our bodies, so our body has to work hard to break it down and eliminate it.