What is Heart Rate Variability? … and why would it matter to each one of us?
In a nutshell:
HRV is a scientific measurement of the body’s overall health.
Overall health is determined by the body’s capability to recover and adapt to changes in the environment.
The ultimate measurement of health is Heart Rate Variability.
A consistently low HRV is consistent with poor or declining health.
I was reading about HRV a few weeks ago, and I wondered if essential oils could have an impact on improving our ability to “bounce back”. Being the super curious nerd that I am, I started researching and found some super interesting studies. I won’t include all that I found here, but I did want to share one compilation with you.
It’s so easy to become complacent in what we do. Sometimes we fall off the wagon because we forget the “why” we fell in love with something in the first place.
Use your oils daily and often! For the “just the facts” crowd, here’s the abbreviated outcome. Lavender improves Heart Rate Variability which helps the body more quickly move from the Sympathetic Nervous system response (fight, flight, or freeze) into Parasympathetic Response (rest, recover, and digest).
Who is your buddy when you need help bouncing back? ….. Lavender!