1. EAT THE RIGHT THINGS
Consuming the vitamins and minerals your heart needs provides the foundation for a healthy heart.
2. EXERCISE DAILY
Three types of exercises are vital to heart health: aerobic, resistance, and flexibility (think running, strength training and yoga, for example). By varying the type of exercises that are performed every day, you can strengthen and train the heart in different ways.
3. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Not getting enough sleep puts you at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease – regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. Sleeping too little changes the way our body functions and can affect blood pressure.
4. STOP SMOKING
Smoking, with all its negative side effects – is detrimental to heart health and is the cause of many diseases. By simply quitting smoking or avoiding it altogether, you are saving your hearth from almost inevitable complications.
5. MANAGE STRESS
We all have busy lives and stress is inevitable. While we can’t avoid it entirely, we can make attempts to manage stress in a healthy way. Take a yoga class, set aside 30 minutes of “me time”, or practice deep breathing. A littles goes a long way in time and stress management.