Heart is a muscle. One of the most important but one of the most ignored too. It is one of the most essential muscles of our body. To make your heart healthy one must rest, exercise and don’t take any unnecessary stress. Change in lifestyle will make your heart strong and better. Since it an important part of your body you need to take care and attention of it needs. Just by following the below simple measures you can make your heart healthy. Follow the below tips for good and healthy heart.
So let’s see the tips for Good Heart
Weight:- If you are an over-weight then definitely you increase the risk of heart problem. Hence try to change your diet to healthy and balanced with low fats and sugar. It should have lots of leafy vegetables and fruit.
Eating right way:- Vitamins and minerals is what your heart needs. Hence include in your diet which reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and inflammation. You can include Oats, leafy vegetables, nuts, avocados, olive oil, fruits, oily fish, mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna and salmon. Also try not to eat junk foods which are high in sodium content and fats.
Fiber:- Including fiber in your diet will help you in long way. As including fiber in diet will help in lowering the risk associated with heart disease. There are many sources of fiber such as oats, cereals, wholegrain, potatoes and lots of fruits as earlier mentioned.
Sleep:- Not getting enough sleep can put you on higher risk of cardio vascular disease. Having less sleep can affect your overall health and make you prone to heart disease. Also too much sleep is not good for health. Hence 7-9 hours of sleep is recommended to healthy human being.
Exercise:- Exercise is a must for heart related disease. Exercise improves circulation which results in lowered blood pressure and heart rate. You can do brisk walking, cycling, running or swimming as all these are good for heart. See to it that you change the exercise everyday and do it for 30 minutes (5 days a week) to keep your health pumping.
Smoking:- Stop smoking if you are addicted to it as it increases the risk of heart disease. It decrease oxygen to heart and increases blood pressure. Trying to give up smoking for a year can reduce the risk of heart disease in half.
Salt:- Increase intake of salt can cause pressure to heart. As salt hold water in your body and if taken in excess there will be more water in your body which will increase your blood pressure and will put extra strain to your heart, arteries and brain. Stop taking ready- made food or processed or junk foods. To maintain blood pressure try to avoid salt on your table.
Stress:- Nowadays in this busy life the stress is expected though you cannot avoid it but try to minimize it. Try to reduce stress as when your stress increases it reacts with your body and there are hormonal changes which might affect your heart. Try to do yoga do meditation or give time to yourself and check out stress management classes.
Shopping:- While shopping make an habit to read the label of ingredient used to make the particular product. Check in the label how much salt, sugar, saturated fats, calories are used. Understanding your products will make you less prone to health problems.
Follow the above tips and do let me know what you feel.