7 Tips for a Healthy Heart| February 01, 2022
It's no secret that a healthy heart is the key to a long and healthy life. But keeping your heart in good shape can sometimes seem daunting.
Not to worry!
We've put together a list of 7 easy tips that will help you protect your heart and keep it healthy. So read on, and start embracing these simple steps into your everyday life!
We promise, at least one of them is very pleasant. You can do it with your partner...lying down.
- Eat healthily
If you're not a vegetarian or vegan, avoid eating fatty meats every single day. Although it is often a much simpler, faster, and easier way, buying ready meals is not a way to go. Please don't be lazy, because it doesn't always take a long time to prepare a healthy and tasty meal.
It is generally known that 3-5 fruits or fresh vegetables a day have a remarkably beneficial effect on the condition of your body. Among other things, this daily diet will help you protect your heart.
- Move your a**
Let me tell you a true story. A good friend of mine (we'll call him Radd) had a heart attack in 1996. His heart was at 25% of total capacity. He barely stayed alive.
Of course, every MD told him to go to surgery, but Radd was reluctant to do so. He was afraid that he wouldn't leave the hospital if he took their advice.
So with a recommendation from a family doctor, he started walking every single day. Sun or rain, he walked about 7-8 miles.
May 2021. The check-up and heart picture showed no damage, what so ever.
"Radd, are you sure that you had a heart attack?"-asked an MD...
"Your heart is so clear; there are no signs that would support your story."
Although we don't advise you to skip the advice of multiple doctors and risk your life, this example shows that regular walking can regenerate the heart.
Yes, the heart can regenerate itself. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3377117/
So, don't try to find excuses for not going to training regularly or just walking. You may fool your friends, but you won't fool your heart.
The heart does not need much physical activity to stay in shape. It is enough to set aside only 30-45 minutes a day for light jogging, walking, or any cardio training.
In addition to pleasing your body and spirit, physical activity will also reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Radd is now 69 and is in excellent condition.
- Quit smoking
Suffice it to say that the risk of getting a cardiovascular disease is reduced by 50% in just one year after you quit smoking. Also, you may want to consider avoiding stuffy, smoking rooms.
- Keep a slimline
Try to maintain an average body weight at any age. However, if you need to lose weight, don't wait until the following Monday, the first of the month, the first of the year, as it usually happens.
You don't need any rigorous diets for that, just a little smaller and healthier portions and, of course, exercise. In addition to feeling happier and more beautiful to yourself and others, you should know that losing extra pounds lowers high blood pressure, which is a significant risk factor for stroke and heart issues.
- Say NO to stress!
We know that it is challenging to stay calm. Some people are more sensitive than others and easier to get pissed, which negatively affects the state of the whole organism, including the heart.
However, try to find a way to channel your negative energy. Do not keep it to yourself.
Find a hobby, an activity that relaxes you. It certainly may help you forget about all the problems that have overloaded your mind.
The majority of people need at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
However, over 30% of the adult population sleeps shorter than this recommended time. Although short-term sleep deprivation can be tolerated for several days without any significant chronic consequences, insufficient sleep over time can lead to serious health problems and, at the same time, worsen pre-existing health problems.
People who sleep less than 6 hours a night compared to people who have regular sleep are at increased risk for a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including:
- High Blood Pressure: During normal sleep, blood pressure drops. If you have trouble sleeping, your blood pressure stays higher. And high blood pressure is one of the leading risks for heart disease and stroke.
- High Blood Sugar (which may lead to diabetes) - Some studies show that getting enough sleep can help people improve their blood sugar control.
- Obesity: Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. This is especially true for small children and teenagers who need more sleep than adults. Insufficient sleep can affect the part of the brain that controls hunger.
Although not a fully researched phenomenon, there seems to be a link between too long sleep periods and heart health. The researchers found that people who regularly slept for nine or more hours a night had more calcium deposits in the walls of the coronary arteries and that the leg arteries in these people were more rigid and less elastic than in those who slept seven-eight hours.
- Use topical magnesium
Magnesium is an essential element in maintaining a healthy heart.
This is because it naturally competes (has an antagonistic role) with calcium, which is a mineral necessary for creating heart contractions. When calcium enters the heart muscle cells, it stimulates the muscle fibers to contract.
Magnesium counteracts this effect, helping heart cells to relax.
This movement of calcium and magnesium in and out of the heart muscle cells maintains healthy heart function.
When magnesium levels are too low, calcium can over-stimulate heart muscle cells. One of the common symptoms of this condition is a fast and / or life-threatening heart attack ( sudden cardiac death ).
The highest concentration of this mineral is in the heart. Studies have shown that regular magnesium intake is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is essential to understand that our lives can be seriously endangered if we do not have enough magnesium in our cells. Although you have never heard of someone having a heart attack due to magnesium deficiency, it is known to be an important protective factor against acute myocardial infarction - the death of tissue resulting from a failure of blood supply.
Using magnesium topically is the easiest and quickest way to correct any deficiency.
Also, magnesium is an ideal way to achieve intimacy through touch because oxytocin is released.
This is the hormone of tenderness and friendship, which affects relaxation and the feeling of connection and joy.
Furthermore, massage allows you to play and explore, as well as raise the level of sensuality.
In the end...
Walking and taking magnesium supplements are two easy ways to keep your ticker healthy for years to come.
If the idea of eating right or hitting the gym doesn't sound appealing to you, consider adding topical magnesium to your routine instead. This is one of the easiest things you can do to gain immediate benefits for your cardiovascular health and mental clarity!
In addition, magnesium-infused oils (lotions) make it easy to get this essential mineral into places where it may be hard otherwise.
Plus side is that someone can do it for you. :-)
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