We all come into the world with the ability to take full, unencumbered breaths, but as we get older we forget how to breathe properly
More than 50 years ago, scientists discovered that the more uniform the time between someone’s heartbeats, the less healthy their heart is; the more variation, the healthier it is.
Heart rate variability is one of the most important measures of heart health, but it’s rarely talked about.
Heightened activity in the brain's fear center may set off a chain of dangerous physiological responses.
In recent years there has been substantial support for heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) as a treatment for a variety of disorders and for performance enhancement (). Since conditions as widel
What is a brain? This might seem like a stupid question – it’s that thing between your ears, the grey matter, the master controller of the nervous system that sits atop the spine and under your skull.
Though our feelings may seem unique, our brains process them using a similar pattern of neuron activation.
Decreased HRV is a risk factor for both arrhythmic and non-arrhythmic deaths following acute myocardial infarction (MI) .Our aim was to find out the utility of heart rate variability (during deep breathing over 1 minute ) in predicting end point cardiac events.
Controlled breathing, an ancient practice, can reduce stress and soothe your body.
Controlled breathing techniques are a promising antidote to everything from anxiety to PTSD; here’s how to incorporate them into your life.
A new study shows that heart health can affect brain health later on
I was worried about my wife’s stress level. So I ran a test, and what we found was alarming. She’s a political journalist, and this election season...
The advice to “just breathe” when you’re stressed may be a cliché of Godzilla-sized proportions, but that doesn't make it untrue. The substance behind the saying is research-tested—and not only to man
After stimulation of his vagus nerve, the patient became minimally conscious, responding to some signals from the outside world.
Sympathetic hyperactivity and parasympathetic withdrawal may cause and sustain hypertension. This autonomic imbalance is in turn related to a reduced or reset arterial baroreflex sensitivity and chemo