Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tips for Improving Your Heart Health


You can improve the health of your heart by adopting healthier changes in your lifestyle and altering those habits which increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases developing in your body. Your diet, for example, plays a very important role in the sense that you are what you eat. If you consume a diet which is full of saturated fats and sugar, you will only end up damaging your overall health and put your heart at risk from various diseases and medical conditions. 

On the other hand, by adopting a diet based on natural foods free from unhealthy ingredients, you would be able to lead a relaxed and problem free life as far as your health is concerned. Here are some helpful tips which really help to improve the health of your heart and would reduce the risk of heart disease by 90%. 

The first thing you need to do is to take a walk outside for at least 30 minutes on an everyday basis and make sure you are very punctual about this. You may find yourself a partner such as a family member or friend, and have them call and encourage you to go ahead with your routine whatever the circumstances are. 

Secondly, you need to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis, and make sure that it remains at the healthy level of 115/75. To attain this blood pressure level, you need to decrease the amount of sugar and greasy foods you consume and be physically active. 

Thirdly, ensure that you eat at least 30 grams of nuts on an everyday basis, and make them a compulsory part of your diet. Nuts are very beneficial for those of you who have high cholesterol levels and suffer from inflammation on a regular basis. They also contain omega 3 fatty acids together with proteins that are very helpful in making your heart healthier. 

Fourthly, you need to maintain the level of HDL which is good cholesterol at the 50 benchmark. To achieve this figure, you need to reduce your alcohol consumption to just one drink per day and eat lots of nuts and seeds such as those of sunflowers and pumpkins. 

Fifth, tomatoes are full of potassium which is why you should eat them on a regular basis since potassium happens to be very good for the health of your heart. Lastly, floss and brush your teeth on a very regular basis to prevent the development of periodontal disease. This disease causes several problems for your health, and has a significant impact on the health of the heart.