Exercising is the best way to keep your body and your heart healthy.
(Mirror Daily, United States) – You should keep your heart healthy every month of the year, but February is officially the “Hearth Month”. This means that people should be more aware of the health risks that an unhealthy heart poses.
There are a couple of things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. And they come with additional benefits like a stronger stamina, a fitter body and plenty of energy.
Statistically, women are more prone to heart problems than men, but that doesn’t mean that both sexes should watch their health and make a little extra effort to prevent the development of serious heart problems.
The bad news is heart-related diseases are the leading cause of death and hospitalization in the United States. The good news is that a great majority of heart diseases are preventable. And you can keep your heart healthy by following a couple of simple rules that will also improve your life.
Here are the basics of a healthy heart.
Slim Is Good For the Heart
Curves are sexy, but too much fat is murder on the heart. An average person should have a BMI somewhere between 20 and a maximum of 25. It may be difficult at first, especially if you need to lose considerable weight, but you will feel better in the end, and that is guaranteed.
Of course, there have been studies that showed the BMI is not a pertinent health measuring unit. But it is not the only thing you have to keep in mind when you try to keep your heart healthy.
The BMI is just a means of measuring your ideal weight and the 20-25 limits are more than generous and do not force you to give up your sexy curves, just the extra fat.
If you want to keep your heart healthy you should consider eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and even nuts. Protein is good too, like a boiled egg or low-fat meat cooked in the oven. Fish is great because of their healthy fats.
Stay away from fast food or any fried food. The fat goes directly to your arteries causing them to clog and giving you a heart attack.
People underestimate the value of walking. While it is true that driving gets us wherever we want in a small amount of time and with no, literal, sweat, walking is preferable.
Not everybody has the chance of working out for at least 30 minutes per day. And that is why you should take a stroll whenever the opportunity arrives because it will do wonders in your heart.
If you don’t have the time to walk all the way from your workplace to your house, consider taking the bus. It’s more environmentally friendly and you can get off a few stations earlier to benefit from your daily walk. It doesn’t just keep your heart healthy, it also helps you clear your mind.
Stop Sabotaging Yourself
Soda, drugs (even recreational ones), smoking and drinking are among the main causes of heart diseases. Smoking leads to clogged arteries that ultimately cause strokes. Drinking raises the heart pressure. Sodas are filled with added sugars that cause diabetes, and guess where diabetes leads?
If you want to keep your heart healthy you should give them up entirely, especially drugs and cigarettes. An occasional drink or glass of soda are harmless, but only if they are on occasions.
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