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By Shane Young | December 21, 2015 |
You have the ability to reduce the risk of heart disease by taking time to make lifestyle changes. Every year people die from heart related problems or have their lives severely changed. You don’t have to wait for the warning signals to give yourself more time and a healthier more fulfilling life. You can start by making simple changes and sticking to them until they become habits. At first it may seem hard, but as you continue, you’ll find out you not only are healthier, but you look and feel fantastic.
Regular exercise has so many benefits. It not only improves circulation, it also reduces stress. Regular exercise can lower your blood pressure significantly and also help lower and balance your cholesterol level. It strengthens all the muscles in the body and makes your heart work more efficiently. Regular exercise can also help shave off pounds that put extra stress on your heart.
Healthier eating isn’t dieting. In fact, it’s far from that. Healthier eating means making wiser choices when it comes to food. You might, for instance, choose to eat wild rice, rather than white rice, which adds more nutrients but lowers calorie intake. Eating unprocessed foods can also improve your health and also improve the flavor of the foods you eat. Foods that make your heart healthier also can help you lose weight and improve your overall health and appearance. You’ll benefit in a number of ways when you eat healthier.
Relaxation is often overlooked as a way to achieve heart health. However, it’s also extremely important. Yoga and meditation are two ways to learn to relax that can also clear your mind and help you become more flexible, which helps avoid injury, too. When you learn ways to relax, you’ll often become adept enough to use them for a quick reinforcement when stress comes your way.
Exercise, a healthy diet and relaxation techniques all help you deal with stress, which causes massive damage to your body if ignored.
Getting adequate sleep is not just forgotten, it’s often shunned. Many people pride themselves on their lack of sleep, but it takes it’s toll on your heart.
You’ll not only help your heart when you make changes in your daily living, you’ll help prevent all types of serious conditions or diseases. Some studies show that weight bearing exercise is actually better for osteoporosis than many of the medications on the market.
If you think making these changes takes too much time, consider how much time it takes to sit in a doctor’s office or recuperate from a heart attack.
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