Joybynature.com Team

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“If life is a race, then what’s your hearts pace!”

Heart is the most vital organ that we have. Thus, its proper functioning is of foremost importance. But in today’s scenario, where we are so heavily involved in our daily activities, we find it hard to take out time for pampering our heart.

However, there is good news. The heart can be made healthier by imbibing a few simple and easily adaptable lifestyle changes.

Try out the following lifestyle changes:

  • Take a brisk walk: Well, it can work wonders for the heart. Whenever possible go for a walk and make sure that this is being done on a regular basis.
  • Switch to stairs instead of taking the elevators and escalators wherever and whenever possible.

Also, by trying out some simple exercises you can calm your nerves and help your heart:

  • Stretching:

It refers to the slow lengthening of the muscles. If this is performed on a more regular basis, it enhances the range of flexibility and motion.

  • Cardiovascular or aerobic:

It refers to the steady physical activity using large muscle groups. This type of exercise not only strengthens the heart but is also beneficial for the lungs. These include:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Skating
  • Bicycling
  • Jumping rope etc.
  • Strengthening:

This refers to the repeated muscle contractions until they become tired.

  • Swimming:

Yes, go hit the pool and your heart and lungs are going to love that.

  • Yoga:

Well, yoga offers a plethora of health benefits. Ashtanga and bikram yoga provide cardiovascular benefits.

You can also cut the risk of a heart disease and attain a healthy heart by:

  • Burning calories:

All the above-mentioned exercises help in burning calories. Also you can take some healthy food supplements to cut out that extra flab that has been a serious matter of concern for the heart.

  • Lower your blood pressure:

High blood pressure is a big reason behind heart attacks and strokes. So try and reduce the blood pressure levels by having a nutritious diet and having appropriate medication.

  • Reduce ‘LDL’ (bad cholesterol) and increase ‘RDL’(good cholesterol).

Cholesterol levels are big determinants of the health of our heart so by taking the right products keep this in check.

  • Cut down alcohol consumption and switch to a healthy diet.

An apple a day keeps medicines at bay! So indulge in the power of green fruits and vegetables and boost the strength of your heart.

By trying out these simple steps you can enjoy a great health.


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