Three Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy Without Burning Out Exercising
The ongoing research on heart disease is still a struggle for most health experts. With technology and modern lifestyle, modern man is at risk for several lifestyle diseases like obesity, stroke and heart disease. While hitting the gym might be a good idea, you can start your day right without tiring yourself from exercising!
Here are five ways to make healthy lifestyle fun everyday:
a.) Not your ordinary diet plan:
What most people don’t know is that we’re at risk for nutrition deficiency. We oftentimes neglect less ‘important’ nutrients that our body needs — especially for your heart.
Nourish your heart with flaxseed, Omega-3 fatty acids, garlic, Vitamin D, Hawthorn and resveratrol. Recent studies showed that these nutrients are essential to keep your heart healthy. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, flushes out fat deposits surrounding blood vessels of the heart, serves as heart protection and prevents oxidizing effects to keep your heart healthy and strong.
b.) Stress management:
Stress will always be a part of life — and mostly, our heart suffers for it. In one study, yoga was said to improve your heart state. A study done in India showed breathing exercises, changes in posture, stretching, relaxation and meditation incorporated in yoga helps in steadying the heart rate.
c.) Daily exercise — and fun exercise!
Running a hectic schedule? It’s not an excuse not to do exercise. You can always do it regularly — even in your workplace.
For starters, try waking up earlier than you usually do. Take a 10 to 15 minute walk around the neighborhood. This simple cardiovascular exercise may enhance work performance, stamina and health throughout the day! Get into sports and have it scheduled during the weekends. Cycling, swimming and dancing are great ways to incorporate fun into your exercise routines.
If you are at high risk for heart disease, it’s good to start living healthily early. Now you won’t be going to gym to sweat it out everyday! Make it a routine to live a healthier life with proper diet and adequate exercise at home and work.