Heart Attack Recovery – Is The Pen Mightier Than The Scalpel?

So you've had a heart attack and you've been told that you've got the symptoms of heart disease ..

What do you do?

Where do you turn?

Do you rely on traditional drugs?

Do you look for alternative therapies?

Well, whatever you eventually decide, there is an incredibly powerful tool that is overlooked by the vast majority of people who are who are recovering after a heart attack or trying to prevent heart disease from progressing ,.

That tool is journaling.

Now it might sound bizarre that you can speed up your heart attack recovery time and reduce heart disease symptoms by writing, but it is probably the most effective way to increase the effectiveness of whatever treatment you are receiving.

There are 5 major ways that journaling is going to help you to combat heart disease.

1) Because you may only improve a little each day, it is easy to forget how far you have come. By keeping a journal you will have a permanent record of your progress, which will encourage you to stay on track with your recovery program.

This is the way that many weight loss programs keep their members on track, but you can do it for yourself on each are of your life .: Diet, Exercise, Smoking, etc

2) How many times have you visited your doctor and forgotten to mention something, which had happened since you last saw him?

By keeping a daily journal, you will have a record of everything that you want to ask.

3) You will have a record not just of your symptoms on a daily basis, but also, the food that you ate, the exercise that you did, any stressful situations you had to deal with, etc.

You will be able to use this to monitor if there is anything that you need to change in you lifestyle.

4) You can keep a record of how any changes in your medication affected you.

The most effective way to do this is a simple journaling program, which combines the facility to write and store entries on a daily basis, but which also enables you to record notebook style entries that are not related to any specific date.

So for example you would record your daily progress and symptoms each day, but also have a separate pages for "Questions to ask The Doctor", "Blood Pressure Records" etc

Using journaling to speed up your heart attack recovery works both in the short term and long term. Short term it will keep you on track through your recovery, and long term it will give you the motivation not to slip back into old habits and by using a software program it is a constant reminder on your PC, rather than a book going dusty on a shelf.