There are several ways of keeping in shape to ensure your heart is in good health, such as getting adequate sleep, exercising and eating healthy foods. You can take steps or take a longer route from the store for more extra steps, but you can do more.
Try to have in-person meetings
Technology has simplified how people interact and communicate with emailing, zoom, texting, and social media. Unfortunately, these methods of communication make you isolated and lonely, two leading problems associated with heart attack, stroke and heart disease. You can replace isolation and loneliness by having in-person meetings.
You can = find time in your routine for a cup of coffee, lunch with a colleague or take a walk. Face-to-face meetings can help you reconnect with others and feel less lonely. Doctors are nowadays engaging in social prescribing, which includes advising people to engage in activities that build social relationships.
Change breakfast diet
If your breakfast is full of refined grains instead of whole grains, saturated fat, processed meat or added sugar, you are at risk of driving up cholesterol, blood sugar levels and possible weight gain, which is not good for the heart. Instead, you can start taking food rich in fibre to help digestion. Fibre can also help control blood sugar and reduce diabetes risk, commonly related to stroke and heart attacks. Also, fibre helps lower bad cholesterol and fight chronic inflammation. In addition, you can add seeds, fruits, nuts and whole grains to your diet because they are fibre-rich.
You should take time from your routine and meditate, which is crucial for your heart’s health. According to research, people that medicate tend to have low rates of diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.
Meditation evokes the body’s relaxation response, which can help lower blood pressure, breathing rate, heart, adrenaline levels, cortisol levels and oxygen consumption. The good thing is meditation only takes a few minutes per day, usually 10-20 minutes.