Millions people will celebrate Valentine this month. It is the time to show one another how much love they have for each other. Beautiful gesture, isn’t it?
However, take this time to show your heart some love too, since it is the engine that keeps your body running smoothly.
Quit smoking is the best thing to do for your heart.
There are many available ways to help you quit smoking, from using the patch, hypnosis, acupuncture, chewing gum, taking prescription medicine, to cold turkey!
You can find one that works best for you and stop smoking.
Eat a healthy diet!
Make sure you eat lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, and foods that are low in saturated fat and sodium.
Take a brisk walk every day since exercise gives your heart muscle a good workout, and provides stress relief.
Check your blood pressure!
Have a regular checkup for cholesterol, and glucose. Ask your doctor to explain what the results mean.
Manage your high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes!
If you have any of these problems, it can cause a significant strain to your heart.
- If you are overweight, your heart has to work harder.
- Follow your doctor advice on managing your sickness
- Always check with your doctor before involving in an exercise regime