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4 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Your heart works day in and day out your entire life. In fact, your life is dependent on how healthy your heart is and therefore, it is important you take care of its health. Keeping your heart healthy looks simple when you look at the bigger picture. All it takes is the right diet, the right exercise, less stress, not smoking and watching your weight. However, putting these goals into action is neither that simple nor many people are able to do it regularly.

If you want to lead a healthy life, it is time to make some important changes in your lifestyle and stick by them. Here are some lifestyle tips that can help you improve the health of your heart and keep it fit for the important jobs it has to do to keep your alive.

1. Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker, you need to quit smoking to make your heart healthier. One of the main reasons of coronary heart disease is smoking. If you want to keep your heart healthy, you need to stop smoking as you are at a higher risk of a heart attack if you smoke regularly. It might be difficult at first, but start trying today and quit the habit ultimately if you want to remain healthy.

2.    Stay Active

The risk of developing heart diseases is greatly reduced in the people who remain active. Staying active and keeping yourself busy is also a great stress buster and mood booster. You can add an exercise regime to your routine or start taking yoga or aerobics classes to remain active and keeping your heart healthy.

3. Keep a Check on Your Weight

The risk of heart diseases increases greatly if you are overweight. Therefore, to keep your heart healthy, it is important to keep a check on your diet and avoid taking bad fats in large amounts. A balanced diet is the key to a healthy heart along with a regular exercise.

4. Get Enough Sleep

Sleeping the right amount is also needed to keep your heart healthy. If you do not get enough hours of sleep, you are at a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases regardless of your eating habits or age. Not taking the right amount of sleep can also cause problems such as inflammation and blood pressure, which can affect the health of your heart and its functioning. It is important to take 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to keep your body functioning at its optimum level.

With these tips, you will help your heart remain healthy and hence, will be at a much lesser risk of heart diseases, heart attacks and strokes. Making these little lifestyle changes will go a long way in keeping you fit and healthy.

To know about which foods you should take to keep your heart healthy while also being in line with the genetic makeup your body has, take Pathway Fit’s nutrigenomics test today. To learn more, contact us at 877 505 7374 or email at clientservices@pathway.com.