How to Improve Your Heart Health
We only get one heart. So it’s important to take care of it, from eating right and steering clear of stress to staying active. Oh, and don’t forget about laughing! Yes, an act as simple as a smile helps to keep your heart healthy.
Follow the tips below to lower your risk or heart-related diseases. Give your heart plenty of reasons to pump, pump, pump blood and supply oxygen to all your organs.
Maintain a healthy weight
To maintain good health, it’s crucial to achieve the right body weight. To accomplish this, opt for a diet packed with nutritional value.
Maintain a healthy diet
Unsure about serving sizes? Measure food before consuming or track food intake on an hourly or daily basis.
When you smoke, your lungs deliver smoke — instead of oxygen — to your heart. Your heart pumps up the smoke throughout the rest of your body via the blood vessels. Your body becomes infected with smoke chemicals. These chemicals damage the heart and blood vessels. So stop smoking. Please.
Increase Physical Activity
Physical activities like walking, running, dancing, swimming and yoga boost heart health.
Stress is the cause of heart-related diseases: aches, pains, impatience, forgetfulness, anxiety, fear, depression, or a lack of sleep. Create a healthy environment, a space full of happiness and laughs.
Cholesterol is a substance the body requires when building healthy cells. Too much of it? That’s a problem. Healthy lifestyle decisions, including regular exercise, a proper diet and in some cases, medication prescribed by a physician, can reduce cholesterol.
Manage Blood Pressure
Higher blood pressure increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes.
What are You Doing Today to Help Your Heart
Small changes in your lifestyle can ensure your heart stays healthy. Need help creating a heart-healthy plan? Schedule an appointment with one of our heart experts at CardioVascular Group in the Atlanta area.