Do I take care of my Home?
Do I take care of my family?
Yes of course !!!
Do I take care of my heart?
hmmmmmmm Probably Not !!!
So what does it take to take care of your heart? Here is my step by step guide that is super, simple to be followed and if done right can improve the heath of your heart to upto 50%
Step 1 Following a healthy diet is the first step or #ChhoteKadam towards a healthier hearth.
Eat healthy. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, fish and nuts. Avoid red meat, as well as sugary and processed foods. Avoid foods high in sodium. Eating a healthy diet is not about good foods and bad foods in isolation from the rest of your diet – it’s about the overall diet. Protein and high fiber are important components of a healthy snack. Try vegetables and hummus, a fruit salad, a hand-full of almonds or even oatmeal with cinnamon and apples ahead of a big meal or event to avoid over-eating unhealthy foods. With the right diet we are get the right energy to take on the world.
Step 2. Stay Active
Staying physically active is important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.
We all often forget to take care of our heart and regular physical activity is the secret weapon to prevent heart disease. If one thinks taking medicines are enough to prevent a heart attack or heart problems then the answer is a big NO. The real preventive measure is changes in our lifestyle.
Yes we can reduces the risk of heart diseases by 80 % with good lifestyle.
Habits influence how we live our lives. Habits also help shape every aspect of our lives.
To stay Healthy
Quit smoking if you smoke
Do consistent exercise
Regular physical activity has many benefits such as helping you to quit smoking,
Be aware of your right weight based on your height.. Lose weight if you are overweight, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase HDL cholesterol.
Doing aerobic exercise, using the large muscles of the legs and arms on most days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes. This helps the heart work more efficiently. Do physical activities to improve your strength, flexibility and balance. This also helps you stay agile as you age.
An active lifestyle involving physical activity is essential for proper digestion of food and burning of calories otherwise it simply gets deposited as fat in various parts of our body and leads to heart related complications.
Step 3 The third simple step to get a healthy heart is to Stay Happy
Stress is your body’s response to change. The body reacts to it by releasing adrenaline (a hormone) that causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up, and your blood pressure to rise. Constant or continuous stress can be harmful to your heart's health. Plan your days ahead of time so you can assess everything you need to do and also the things that you have to drop off the list so you can reduce your stress. You can do things that can help you stay positive and happy. Read a book or magazine, take a long bath, cook something you love—whatever makes you happy. Taking time for yourself can help you minimize stress and increase your positive feelings.
Following these three #ChhoteKadam is My mantra to take care of my heart and help it get up to 50% healthier.“I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association with BlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”