Our heart is a muscle, and it gets strong and healthy if you are leading an active life. It’s never too late to start a proper workout. You don’t have to be an athlete to do that. It won’t take your time commitment. It can be quite fun!
Once you get started, you’ll learn that it pays off well. People who don’t care about work out are twice as likely to get a heart disease as people who are active.
Here are 11 fitness tips to get your ticker healthy and happy.
11. Stop Smoking
This nasty habit is one of the most controllable risk factors for heart diseases. Avoid it at the maximum. Initially, you will feel some withdrawal symptoms physically like a headache or irritability but later, it will be easy for you to avoid this habit.
10. Focus on the Middle
Middle of your body!
According to a research in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, carrying too much weight around your waist raises your blood pressure, affects your blood lipids and damages your heart.
The inversion therapy helps us in our weight loss and works with the force of natural gravity. It also helps us in decompressing our spine and reducing our back pain.
9. Power up your salsa
A good salsa full of antioxidants can be a great choice as a snack added with low-fat chips or fresh veggies.
8. Let the music move on
Do you like dancing?
Make your body move on whatever the music you like. Dancing is one of the best exercises that burns your calories, raises your heart rate and makes your heart healthy.
7. Eat Fish
Multiple studies show that adding fish into your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third or more.
6. LOL (Laugh out loud)
Laughter releases the stress that damages the tissues of blood vessels and helps your blood flow.
5. Stretch it out
Yoga is the best practice that can relax you and decrease your stress. According to a research, yoga positively affects the heart rate variability that is an indicator of heart health.
4. Shun the salt
According to a research, salt is one of the leading culprits that can raise the cardiovascular diseases. Most of our high salt intake comes from processed and restaurant-prepared food. Think multiple times while having any fast-food item.
3. Move it, move it, move it
A new study from Australia highlights that sitting for a long time can shorten your life regardless of your body weight. Sitting has also an unhealthy influence on blood fats and blood sugar. If you have long sitting working hours, work in get up breaks and go for a stroll.
2. Know your numbers
It is important to keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides in check for the good health of your heart. Learn the optimal levels and never skip your regular physical examinations.
1. Eat chocolate
According to a research published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, rich and dark chocolate contains flavonoids that reduce the risks of heart diseases. Another research suggests that chocolate can positively affect the blood clotting.