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Wearable devices can measure the variability between the beats of your heart and can indicate how relaxed you are-- "an objective measure of how chill you are," says Mike Mallin, MD. The more variability the better.
Dr. Mallin and I discuss our top 5 tips to increase heart rate variability.
- Sleep- a regular bedtime & at least an 8-hour sleep opportunity every night
- Exercise- a consistent amount over time, and be sure to allow time for adequate recovery
- Avoid alcohol- more than one drink can cause HRV to plummet
- Meditation & mindfulness
- Breathwork- give this nasal breathing technique a try: a quick, 3-4 second inhale, followed by a slow 8-second exhale
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