Simple and practical tips for your heart

  • It is good to know that 80% of the heart diseases can be prevented with changing of the lifestyle.
  • Not a good thing is that dozens of people daily in the USA are experiencing a heart attack. Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the number one cause of death in humans.

Rest your eyes (8 hours sleep)

Lack of sleep can affect the increase in blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Also, the quality of your sleep can affect your physical and mental health. If you sleep that doesn’t mean that your brain sleeps too. The brain is busy by keeping your body in excellent condition and prepares you for the next day. The thing is, it is not important the quantity of your sleep, but the quality. If you start getting enough sleep your cardiovascular health, energy balance, and ability to fight infections will increase. The 8-hours sleep we call deep sleep, is the period when your body and brain repair and energize for tomorrow, and your heart relaxes.

Reduce the consuming of salt

Considering that it has a high content of sodium, salt can affect the increasing of the blood pressure, which can harm your heart. Instead of salt you can use other spices and herbs like celery and many others. It is also not good for your body because the large amount of salt dehydrates your body, and you can feel dizzy, stomach cramps, vomiting and extreme thirst. Ingesting too much salt can cause chronic increase in blood pressure, so your body will not be able to keep the water balance. Salt can damage that walls of the blood vessels that can lead to hypertension.

Take enough magnesium

This mineral protects the heart and blood vessels. It plays several roles in keeping a healthy heart. Magnesium deficiency can cause atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis. You can find magnesium in many supplements, but they are not always good for your health and body. Very good and easily accessible source of magnesium can be water which is naturally rich in this mineral in a form that the body can quickly and easily take advantage of. Also, drink magnesium tablets each day.

Visit the dentist

Always pay attention to your dental hygiene, especially the gums, because they can show you the dental health. Gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease. So, if you have this problem call your dentist.

Eat vegetables

A diet rich in fiber can reduce high cholesterol levels and thus reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Potassium that you will find in vegetables, can help you to keep healthy and normal blood pressure. Folic acid helps your body to form healthy red blood cells. Try to base your food on plant foods (legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains).

Walk fast for 30 minutes

Fast walking reduces the risk of heart disease. Every day find time for a short walk or bike ride, and compulsory go down the stairs, don’t use the elevator.