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Top Tips For A Healthy Heart


Top Tips For A Healthy Heart
Keeping your heart strong and healthy is in your hands, here are a few suggestions to help you look after your heart: -

1. Every Second Counts
As you get older, your heart muscles and vessels go through changes which can harden arteries and you are more at risk of developing other conditions. Things change more rapidly as your body ages, don't put off that sensible diet or new exercise regime another day. Eventually the damage you have done may not be repairable, so every second counts.

2. Keep Control Of Your Calorie Intake
Your diet can have such an impact on your heart, and obesity increases your chances of type 2 diabetes and heart conditions. Cut out all those empty calories (that have no nutritional value) that come from beer and soda. Practice portion control and never eat until you are stuffed again.

3. Eat Your Heart Healthy 




Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as whole grain bread, cereal and pasta. Grill and steam meat, fish and vegetables to keep the goodness in. When it comes to a healthy diet, fresh is always best

4. Listen To Your Body
You need to recognise the warning signs, if your heart is developing problems. If you are suffering chest pains or heart palpitations, shortness of breath or reduced stamina, then get yourself checked out. It is also a good idea to have a cholesterol test, particularly if high cholesterol runs in the family.

5. Avoid A Full Fat Lifestyle
Lots of fatty food in your diet is bad news for your heart, all that saturated fat will soon start blocking your arteries. Start substituting your full-fat foods such as milk, cheese and butter for healthier low-fat alternatives. You should also cut out junk and processed foods in favour of fresh healthy alternatives.

6. Kick Out The Cigs
Smoking is one of the major causes of heart disease and blocks vital arteries to the heart. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your heart and overall health.



7. Get Active
The heart is just like any other muscle, it needs a good workout on a regular basis. Aerobic exercise that gets the heart beating faster for at least 20 minutes at a time is ideal, such as swimming, running and cycling.

8. Reduce Your Salt Intake
Too much salt is bad for your heart, but I do not think the majority of us realise just how much is contained in food. Avoid at all costs putting extra salt on your food or adding it during cooking, try using herbs and spices to add flavour. Start reading labels and look for foods that are low in salt,

6 Responses to “Top Tips For A Healthy Heart”

Stephanie said...
19 December 2011 at 20:23

I think I have to reduce food with much fat. I love eating junk food and most of them contain fat, and some even contain full fat... I need to save my heart!
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JC said...
4 January 2012 at 23:21

I wonder if drinking too much milk will do harm to the heart.Réplique Montres


Krisha @ cardiology emr said...
16 January 2012 at 19:37

Those are things that everyone should definitely keep in mind to maintain healthy heart. Thanks for sharing those tips!


WilliamsTaylor said...
14 June 2012 at 05:33

Heart diseases are the leading cause of death, causing a higher mortality than cancer. Thanks for sharing these great ideas and tips for heart care.


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Lovely_Ying012 said...
29 January 2013 at 14:51

Moreover, many studies indicate that individuals with high cholesterol levels are much more likely to develop atherosclerosis than people that maintain low cholesterol levels.

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My cool sizegurus blog said...
11 July 2013 at 17:51

Thanks for sharing such helpful posts, it is really necessary to keep that healthy and balanced lifestyle.


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