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Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of the variation in time between consecutive heartbeats. It reflects the adaptability and flexibility of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily functions like heart rate, digestion, and respiratory rate. Higher HRV is generally associated with better cardiovascular health and overall well-being, as it indicates a well-balanced autonomic nervous system. HRV is often used as a marker of stress and resilience and is assessed through various methods, including electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) and specialized HRV monitoring devices. Techniques such as biofeedback and certain breathwork practices can help individuals improve their HRV and stress response.

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