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Simple Ways to Maintain a Healthy Heart

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There are several reasons it is important to maintain a healthy heart, and living longer is just one of them. Having a healthy heart means your life is not only longer but more active, fun, and fulfilling. Doctors from all over the world recommend many of the same tips to maintain a healthy heart. Taking these precautions can help you live longer, healthier, and happier,

Stop Smoking

For people that smoke, quitting is essential if you want a healthy heart. Smoking greatly increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other types of heart disease. It also reduces the oxygen in the blood and damages the walls of blood vessels. Once you quit, the risk of these adverse health effects is reduced very quickly.

Shed Abdominal Weight

Do not carry a lot of weight around the middle. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that too much weight around the waist raises blood pressure, negatively affects blood lipids and damages the heart. Getting regular exercise and reducing caloric intake is essential for keeping weight off the waist.

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise should be at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times each week. This can be aerobics, walking, riding a bike, swimming or anything that will make you break into a slight sweat. For those who sit a lot during the day, any exercise will be an improvement, and help increase your heart’s health.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet with lots of fiber from different sources can help lower the risk of heart disease. The best sources of fiber are fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain bread, oats, bran, and cereals. Managing your cholesterol by reducing saturated fat intake can decrease the likelihood of clogged arteries. It is also recommended that individuals who want to maintain a healthy heart should avoid or reduce how frequently they eat red meat, full-fat dairy products and anything with trans-fats.

Stay Relaxed

Avoiding stress is essential for a healthy heart. It may not be possible to completely avoid being stressed at some times, but a relaxing hobby such as exercise, meditation, and yoga can help greatly reduce your overall stress levels.

By following a few of these tips, you may be able to not only live longer but also have a better quality of life.

If you’re interested in having your heart health assessed by a professional, contact NanoHealth Associates today to schedule a consultation appointment. We’re happy to serve patients in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami, Tampa, and Brandon areas.

Hollywood

3700 Washington St Suite 400,

Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone. 954-980-0361

Email. info@nanohealth.email

Miami Beach

300 W 41st St Suite 217,

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone. 305-760-8756

Email. info@nanohealth.email