What do you need to do to keep your heart healthy?
Do you know?
No worries! Most people know the basics, but have no clue about the more unknown ways to keep their heart healthy. So here are some healthy heart tips that will help take all that guesswork and turn it into knowledge.
First, we’ll quickly review some healthy heart tips you already know. Then we will move on to some great healthy heart tips that will change your life—literally!
Healthy Heart Tips You Probably Already Know
Here’s what you probably already know about keeping your heart healthy, but if you don’t, or you need a quick refresher, these are some of the best tips for keeping your heart healthy.
- Quit smoking.
- Exercise while focusing on getting rid of belly fat.
- Eat a healthy diet full of fiber and organic fruits and vegetables—preferably raw fruits and veggies, etc.
- Know the healthy heart numbers for your blood pressure, triglycerides, blood sugar, and cholesterol.
- Visit your doctor regularly.
- Occasional dosage of CBD edibles
OK, now onto the healthy heart tips that will change your life!
This is going to be interesting, so keep reading to find out just how easy (and fun) keeping your heart healthy can be.
5+ Healthy Heart Tips That Will Change Your Life
1. Eat Some Salsa
Tomatoes contain lycopene which is extremely good for your heart, as well as protecting your body against certain cancers. The lycopene in tomatoes fights against the oxidation our bodies experience due to our modern-day environment, and this results in a reduced risk of a wide variety of chronic diseases.
Additionally, if you want to super-boost your salsa for added health benefits, go ahead and add a can of black beans. This will give your body some of the soluble fiber it needs to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL).
2. Laugh More
Laughing has been proven to boost your mood and outlook on life. So go ahead and sign up to receive daily jokes, watch funny movies, or enjoy more time with your friends. Now you don’t have to make excuses for having a good time, because you are now doing something healthy for your heart. Not only that, but, laughing lowers your stress hormones and this, in turn, will reduce the inflammation in your arteries while raising your good cholesterol (HDL).
3. Have Some Chocolate (but not just any chocolate)
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, now you can enjoy eating some chocolate guilt-free. However, make sure you are eating dark chocolate with the highest level of cacao. The higher the cacao, the healthier it will be. For example, shoot for dark chocolate that has at least 70 percent cacao so you get the most benefits from it. Also, please remember that even though dark chocolate is healthy, it’s still full of calories, so moderation is key.
Another fun fact about dark chocolate is that it’s loaded with soluble fiber and contains tryptophan, an amino acid the brain uses to make serotonin, which then makes you feel happier. Additionally, dark chocolate is good for your skin and is a natural stress reliever.
The daily recommended amount of dark chocolate is about one to two ounces per day, which is plenty to give you all the heart-healthy benefits you need and more.
4. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
The bacteria that cause gum disease will also raise your risk of heart disease. Therefore, make sure you floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day.
5. Sexual Activity
Did you know that having sex is good for your heart? Yep! Having sex can help lower your blood pressure which lowers your risk of heart disease. Not to mention that it reduces stress while adding a little fun to your life!
More Healthy Heart Tips
- Engage in activities such as knitting, woodworking, housework, doing jigsaw puzzles.
- Dancing (take a dance class if you don’t know how).
- Eat fish that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids (tuna, salmon, sardines, etc.).
- Yoga and stretching.
- Enjoying relaxing cannabis strains.
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time.
- Eat heart-healthy nuts such as walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.
- Engage in a new active hobby such as bowling, hiking, biking, etc.
There are so many different fun things you can do to keep your heart healthy.
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s do this!
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