5 Best Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

5 Best Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Life in the 21st century offers countless opportunities for living a longer life. With such a frenetic pace forced on us there are now many health consequences.

The most common are usually easily treatable by following simple advice.

One of our biggest problems are heart issues, most often heart attacks and strokes. Considering that fact, here is the list of 5 best simple ways to keep your heart in good shape.

 

1. Have Enough Sleep

Getting adequate and quality sleep is essential for a healthy heart! Sleep gives the heart the rest that it requires after working hard throughout the day.

While you are sleeping, your heart rate and blood pressure of the body reduce. A well-rested heart is ready to face all the challenges you have in the upcoming day.

 

2. Move Your Body

When you live an active life – with at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day -then you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Don’t overthink it – even a regular walk or taking the stairs instead of a lift will do the job! Never forget that your heart is a muscle that needs to work to be healthy and strong.

 

3. Eat Well

Have a more friendly relationship with healthy food. Fruits, vegetables and nuts are your best friends in this battle. Try to avoid refined carbs and fried food. So, eat more fruits and vegetables, nuts and foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Variety in your diet is a great way to get all the nutrients your body needs. If you need a bit extra help about which food to include in your diet, here is a list which can help you:

● Vegetables – especially leafy greens
● Fruits – especially berries
● Nuts and seeds
● Lean meats and fish – very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids

 

5 Best Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

 

4. Go Ahead And Relax

Every day you will face difficulties at work and challenges in your home.

But, you have to find a way to stay as calm as possible. Find your relax zone! Think about what can help you relax the most.
Be it talking to a friend, doing yoga, meditation, jogging or a 15-minute walk in the park – at works for you!

Remember, when you stress, it affects your heart. A simple explanation is that to cope with stress, the body releases adrenaline. Also, too much adrenaline causes the heart to overwork and beat very hard. Thus, take 15 minutes a day to relax and this can create a significant impact on the health of your heart.

 

5. Drink Enough Water

Do you know that 80% of our body is water?

Perhaps this is why people always speak about drinking more water when it comes to health issues. So, to regenerate your body and your heart, make sure you drink five to eight glasses of water per day. It’s so simple to do, and it brings many benefits to your life!

So, you don’t have to make any dramatic changes in your life to have a healthier heart. Besides, you don’t need to put in place all five steps at once of course, but start with something.

The most important thing is to start. You will see how it gets easier and easier until looking after your heart eventually becomes a part of your daily routine.

Want one last piece of advice? Make a reminder for your new healthy habits! Set an alarm to drink a glass of water every two hours. Hang a great poster with inspiring healthy heart messages in your office! There are many possibilities; the choice is yours!


About the Author

Katrina McKinnon is the Community Outreach Manager for Alsco Australia. Alsco offers fully-managed services to help organizations maintain a cleaner, healthier and safer workplace.

 

Comments (1)

  1. Great tips! Can’t stress enough the importance of sleep and finding the time for relaxation.

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