Having a healthy heart is the key to a healthy life. Today heart diseases are the demons which are responsible for many deaths. Do you know that 3 baby steps or #ChhoteKadam is all it takes to help us make our heart 50% healthier.
These small steps are ...
. Staying Active,
When we talk of staying active it means following a lifestyle that has lots of activity. This activity can be exercise, Yoga and playing games. Walking on the grass bare feet is very refreshing. Walking restores a sense of balance and brings an inner calm hence it is good for the heart. Do brisk walking for at least 30 minutes early in the morning since it reduces the affects of pollution on the heart
Even just 75 minutes of exercise per week which can be broken up into chunks throughout the day can do wonders for a healthy heart. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, get off your train or bus a stop early and walk the rest of the distance. These are some of the simple small steps to incorporate physical activity and staying active without making drastic changes to the work routine.
Eating better means that you must avoid the wrong foods which are rich in fats and in turn increase the cholesterol. Instead choose more of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
The more fatty foods you consume greater is the load on the heart. So make a wise choice of foods so that they do not strain the heart. Take. a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fish while minimizing sugar-sweetened beverages and salt. Maintain a healthy weight. Your weight should be appropriate to your height.
Consume mixed nuts, about 25 gms of walnuts and peanuts as they help in bringing down cholesterol levels and are rich in proteins. Consume food rich in protein, like fish as Fatty acids found in fish prevents clot formation. Starting the day with a spoon full of honey- It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and prevents heart attack
Being Happy is the magic mantra that not only keeps you stress free but also promotes the health of the heart. You can be happy by following all those activities or hobbies that give you pleasure. It can be singing, painting, reading or the like. Outings with family also make you happy. Your happiness will not only reflect in your behavior but also make others happy.
We must make sure to follow these small steps to make our heart healthy.
“I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association with BlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”