A healthy heart is the one performing its functions like heartbeat, pumping blood, supply oxygen, and nutrients at its best without any discomfort. It is very important to keep your heart healthy, as cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death nowadays.
There are so many easy ways to keep your heart healthy, for example eating a heart-healthy diet, physical activity, avoiding smoking and alcohol, and living a stress-free life. There should be no room for depression in a person’s life if he wants to be heart-healthy as the heart is a very sensitive organ of the body, and it can’t withstand a lot of stress or shock.
People who are aged, used to smoking, fast foods, overweight, physically inactive, and hypertensive are at a greater risk for having heart-related diseases.
- You should keep your pressure within narrow ranges of systolic and diastolic pressure. Blood pressure above or below 120/80 mm Hg is very dangerous; it may result in stroke, heart attack, narrowing of blood vessels, anaphylaxis, and fainting.
- If you want your heart to be healthy you should primarily focus on a healthy diet. A high amount of dietary fiber, fruits, vegetables, and good fats are recommended for a healthy heart. Whole grains and complex carbohydrates are very helpful in lowering your cholesterol and giving you a feeling of satiety.
- Avoid processed food and consume as much raw food as you can.
- Cut carbohydrates proportion; reduce salt and high sugar confectionaries.
- Daily physical activity of 5 hours per week or at least 45 minutes per day is recommended to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
- Have a basic knowledge of good and bad fats.
- Always check the nutritional label of packed items and check LDL and HDL labeled on the pack. If a food is high in HDL and in LDL, go for that because it’s heart-healthy.
- Avoid trans-fat as it raises cholesterol levels and is cancerous.
- Prefer oil over-saturated (solid) fat.
- Increased fat may result in hypercholesteremia and plaque formation in the arteries of the heart. This causes the narrowing of arteries; thus, the blood is not efficiently pumped into the body.
- An individual should practice stress management by avoiding overthinking, engaging in healthy activities, and staying busy.
Be calm, relax, and focused.