While it is important to remember to eat healthy and get exercise whenever possible, those things are not the only factors in having a healthy and well functioning heart. This article is a simple reminder that your OWN MIND can also be a contributing factor to your heart health. Yes your own mind. The things you think about and focus on can have a detrimental or positive effect on your physical body. People who worry often or stress over day to day life will eventually begin to notice outward effects on their own bodies. Outward meaning physical, which includes the organs as well, including the heart. When a person is experiencing prolonged stress, chemicals are released into the body simply from THINKING a certain way. These chemicals can be good or bad depending on the emotion that is invoked by a particular thought. The ancient teachings of the Buddha and other spiritual figures, explain to us why and how to live in the moment.