Taking care of your heart is like taking care of your life. The heart is one of the most important organs of our body, it is like our personal engine that keeps all the other organs alive.
Some changes in your lifestyle can help keep your heart healthy:
Choose a diet rich in vegetables and fruits
- avoid consumption of saturated fat, salt and excess food with a high caloric content. Fat can rise your blood pressure and it is one of the main causes of heart attack.
- include unsaturated fats in your diet, vegetable or fish fat, which contain essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6. Your heart needs fat, if you thought that every fat is not beneficial for your body, you were wrong because fat helps your heart to beat.
- make sure you include in your program at least 30 minutes daily of moderate physical activity (walking, gymnastics). Physical exercises are so important to keep your body healthy, but also your heart. It improves the bloodstream.
-avoid smoking and smoking environments. Smoking is not good only for the lungs but also for the heart. Smoking attacks the walls of blood vessels, produces cholesterol and dilatation’s of veins.
- be sure to be balanced between intake calories and energy that you consume daily. Consuming more than producing will affect seriously your metabolism and that is one of the causes of gaining weight. Extra weight affects a lot your heart because it will have to work much more.
- avoid stress and keep a balanced lifestyle, without excesses. Excesses are always dangerous.
- control your blood pressure regularly and consult your cardiologist. Regular consult is a great way to prevent heart diseases, especially after you have passed an age. That is an important way to maintain a heart in normal parameters.
Heart disease can be inherited or caused by factors over which it can not intervene, such as age (65 years) and gender (men have a higher risk than women). Often, however, they are the result of unhealthy lifestyle.
Changing eating habits, exercise and smoking cessation are essential in preventing these diseases.
It is recommended to measure your heart rate in the morning immediately upon awakening. You can take the pulse of the wrist, neck, etc.. In the rest, normal heart rate is between 60and 80 beats per minute, but the maximum frequency varies from person to person.
It may be set if you lower the age of the number 220. If you exercise intensely, your heart rate can be equal to the maximum.
Keeping your heart healthy may be one of the best ways to have also a healthy body.