Our hearts is probably the most hardworking muscle in our body, beating between 60 to 100 times per minute throughout our entire lives. Yet how many of us are aware of our heart health, and what we can do to improve it? Here are simple ways to help you determine your heart health:
1) Manage blood pressure
High blood pressure is a major health risk to the heart and can cause stroke. A healthy blood pressure reduces the strain on your arteries, heart and kidneys.
2) Control cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to plaque forming in your arteries, which increases your chance of heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol build up in your arteries cannot be removed. The best way to keep your arteries clear free of blockages is to control your cholesterol.
3) Reduce blood sugar
High levels of glucose can damage your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. Maintain a low sugar diet. For example: reduce the amount of sugar in your coffee and food with high carbohydrates.
4) Get active
Your heart is a muscle. Like any other muscle, it gets stronger and healthier with exercise. Begin your health journey by taking brisk walks to a healthier you.
5) Eat better
Good nutrition helps keep your heart healthy. Include more vegetables, fruit and fish in your diet.
6) Maintain a healthy weight
When you lose the unnecessary kilos, you reduce the stress on your heart, lungs, blood vessels and skeleton. It also reduces your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes—all of which will affect your heart health.
7) Stop smoking
Smokers are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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When you lead an active life and eat well, you are also managing your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight. Every little change you make matters, and is positive for your heart health.
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