It’s Valentine’s Day! Time to bring your loved ones close and show them how much you care for them. But what if you weren’t there to do so? It’s a scary thought, but heart disease is now a leading cause of death. Luckily, it’s not inevitable and we’ve got some great tips on how to improve your heart health so you can be sure to deliver your Valentine’s Day gifts in person.
- Aim for at least 30-60 minutes of activity per day. Physical activity does not just help you maintain a proper weight, but it can also reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and risk of type 2 diabetes. All of these conditions can put a strain on your heart, which can lead to an increase in your risk of heart disease.
- Eat a heart healthy diet. Generally speaking, to improve your heart health, you should limit your intake of salt, sugar, processed carbohydrates, alcohol, and saturated/trans fats. Instead, you should focus on eating vegetables and fruits, beans and legumes, lean meats and fish, whole grains, and healthy fats (such as olive oil).
- Get some rest! People who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes, and depression.
For more information on how to prevent heart disease, view Mayo Clinic’s strategies here.
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