5 ways to help improve, obtain a healthy heart
Little changes in your diet, coupled with exercise can be absolutely great for your heart. These five tips should help to improve and obtain a healthy heart.
The guidelines are not as hard as you think. Here are five things you can do decrease your risk of heart disease:
1. Exercise daily:
Everyday normal physical activity helps to lower blood pressure, increases cholesterol levels, keeps blood sugar in check, and helps you control your weight. Do moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes per week or intense exercise for 75 minutes per week.
2. Healthier diet option:
A heart-healthy diet could include fresh fruit and vegetables per day, omega-3 fats, like salmon, mackerel, lake trout, sardines, and herring, whole-grain products that are high in fiber. Also, avoid trans fats and choose low-fat and fat-free dairy products, lean meats, and skinless poultry.
A high cholesterol level can translate to a heart attack or cardiovascular disease. Keep yours relatively low by eating foods low in cholesterol and saturated fat and free of trans fat, by exercising regularly, and by taking cholesterol-lowering medication.
4. Watch your blood pressure:
High blood pressure is most dangerous for the heart. Although, it is controllable. You can decrease your blood pressure by eating a healthy, low-salt diet, as well as exercising regularly, keeping a healthy weight, maintaining stress, reducing alcohol, and no tobacco smoke.
5. Don’t be a smoker:
Smoking on its own increases the risk of coronary heart disease. When it combines with the other factors, it seriously increases your risk from those factors, too. The health benefits of quitting smoking begin almost instantly. If you've never smoked, don't ever do it. If you do smoke, kindly quit today.
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