How to Have a Healthier Heart in 8 Easy Steps
Yes, you can have a healthier heart by making a few simple changes
So here is how you can have a healthier heart in 8 easy steps
If you take care of your heart it will take care of you
While this advice may not prevent a heart attack or cardiovascular disease it will help to reduce their effects and improve the overall condition of your heart.
If you suffer from heart disease please discuss the following with your doctor prior to making any changes
choose whole grain bread over bleached white bread
Start your day with whole grains and green tea
There have been several reports lately embellishing the dramatic health benefits of both.
eat foods that are high in potassium for their heart benefits
Eat foods rich in Potassium. Potassium helps your body regulate blood pressure and reduce your risk of hypertension.
cuddle with kitty
People who own a pet, especially a cat are less likely to die of cardiovascular diseases. It is believed that cuddling with the family cat helps to reduce anxiety and stress, as well as increase feel good endorphins and lower blood pressure.
Eat foods are rich in Vitamin D
By increasing your Vitamin D intake you will help your heart. Studies show that those with a lower Vitamin D intake had nearly twice the risk of a fatal heart attack
choose some foods or drinks for their antioxidant abilities
Increase antioxidant intake. Antioxidants are known to reduce plaque and increase blood flow.
exercise is essential for heart health
Exercise to increase your heart rate. 45 minutes of a cardiovascular workout 5x a week is recommended for optimal benefits.
wherever possible try to reduce or eliminate stress in your life
Try to reduce or eliminate stress.
Stressors increase your cardiovascular risk by it’s vasoconstriction action on the body.
Believe it or not healthy teeth and gums makes for a healthier heart
Take care if your teeth and gums.
People with gum and dental disease are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those who care for their mouth.