Everything You Need to Know About Heart Care

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Everything You Need to Know About Heart Care

The heart is one of the many important organs in our body. It’s what keeps us alive and healthy. But, are you doing everything to keep it healthy? Or, are you doing things that are harming it? Without a beating heart, there is no life in the body. And, if your heart is not healthy, it makes your quality of living diminish as well. Here are some tips to keep your heart healthy and prevent diseases.

Get It Checked

Just like you would go to the doctor for any other part of your body, you should do the same for your heart. “Each year on your birthday, schedule a checkup to have your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels checked, and ask your doctor to help you reach or maintain a healthy weight. Be sure to follow your healthcare professional’s recommendations, including taking prescribed medications as directed.” Doing this every year and making sure your heart is working correctly is already one huge step closer to living a long healthy life.

Get Moving & Eat Right

People who have healthy habits live longer. Making it a habit of eating a balanced meal every day and working out regularly will help your health and heart. 30 minutes is the sweet number. If you can manage to go for a walk, run, weight train, or do HIIT for 30 minutes a day or about four days if you’re doing an intense workout you will improve your heart. Some other simple ways to make sure your heart is healthy is:

  1. Walking to the coffee shop down the street instead of driving
  2. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  3. Walking to the bar instead of ubering at night
  4. Taking the dog for a walk
  5. Having an impromptu dance party with your kid

Watch Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol buildup is one of the many reasons why someone doesn’t have a healthy heart. “Eating foods high in saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol can lead to high blood cholesterol. To help keep your cholesterol levels down, eat foods low in saturated fat and trans fat, such as lean chicken or turkey (roasted or baked, with skin removed), fruits and veggies, low-fat or fat-free dairy products and whole grains.”

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