The best way look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some of the ways to be a bit healthier for the sake of your ticker …
Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart.
Manage 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.
Manage your blood pressure
Blood pressure is usually something something you can feel.
If it’s too high, it needs to be treated.
It’s important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke.
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.
Enjoy a variety of nutritious foods
Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.
There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease:
********************** Eat Less salt
Replace unhealthy fats with healthy fats
Source: (Heart Foundation) ***
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