The heart is the symbol of life. Here, we give you some basic tips, which will keep your heart pounding and pumping with life for years. 

 

Don’t Ignore Your Heart

Your heart runs on your blood, literally! If you have a healthy blood, you will have a healthy heart. Never ignore or avoid checking your blood regularly. 

Check your blood cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. 

Control your blood pressure: Blood pressure isn’t usually something you can feel. If it is too high, it needs to be treated. 

Manage diabetes: It’s important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. 

 

Healthy Life, Happy Heart

The best way to take care of your heart is to have a healthy lifestyle. These tips are basic changes to your lifestyle, which may seem hard at first but determination and will power is the key to success.

Be smoke-free: Being smoke-free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. 

Be physically active: Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. It’s never too late to start and get the benefits. It’s also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time. 

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. It can help to know your body mass index and waist measurements and what these mean. 

 

The Food You Eat Makes Your Heart Beat

 

There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease:

Enjoy a variety of nutritious foods: Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Eat less salt: Reducing your salt intake is good for your blood pressure. Read about salt in your diet and ways to reduce it

Replace unhealthy fats with healthy fats: Replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats can reduce your risk of heart disease. Easy ideas for making the switch

 

Keep Your Head Strong

There can be a greater risk of heart disease for people who have depression, are socially isolated or do not have good social support. Having a good social life with family and friends can help. 

 

Depression: Depression is more than feeling sad or low. If you feel depressed for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor, a family member or someone you know well.

Stress: Heart works best with the mind is at peace. If you are taking stress about your problems, your heartbeat, and pulse with being disrupted and which will consequently affect blood pressure.