"The heart is not a servant" - says a popular saying and although it concerns matters related to love, it can also be fully applied in the sphere of our health. How should we understand them then? Well, maybe so that if we do not care for them, he may cease to be obedient and reliable in fulfilling his duties. And basically one - it is our power plant, thanks to which we live.
Today we will focus on ways to help this key organ of our body. So what to do to have a "heart like a bell"? We have prepared a short guide for you on how to start caring for your heart in a few steps.
Literally. You must start with this. If you sit more, start with this rule. Do you often drive a car? Instead of driving 500 meters to a nearby store, just go to the next time. By leading a sedentary lifestyle, you accustom your heart to a kind of inactivity, and it should be tempered. This is the advantage of regular physical exertion - getting the heart accustomed to increased work.
Once you get up, try to get regular activity. Maybe you didn't know that - it's not about the type of effort, but more about its regularity. Start with walks, the swimming pool - if you're a typical sandstone couch, give yourself time to adapt to the fact that it will be used at a higher speed.
The second step is to modify your menu. Sugars should definitely be reduced, the next step is to switch to healthy fats. Here, we recommend nuts, seeds (e.g. sunflower, pumpkin) and fish - these are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. They are crucial in keeping the correct heart rhythm.
Avocado and olive oil will work just as well. What about lard? Here we will surprise you - over 60% of the fat found in lard is ... the same as you will find in olive oil. According to the latest research, it is not so much fat (including animal) that is harmful, but eating it together with carbohydrates. (Bye, a sandwich with mayonnaise and ham!) But if you regularly engage in physical activity, exercise, do sports, colloquially speaking, you can do it ?
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is cigarettes. Smoking is a major cause of coronary atherosclerosis, and this disease can lead to a heart attack. You smoke? Be aware that this addiction causes fat and calcium to build up in your blood vessels.
Do you drink a lot of coffee? Remember about moderation. It can cause arrhythmia in the form of tachycardia and its more dangerous forms.
Naps have an overwhelming therapeutic value for this organ. Regular rests allow you to lower your blood pressure and slow down your heart rate. It also needs time for regeneration, which is only provided by sleep, which we have already written about. This is great news for sleepyheads. Studies have shown that it is better to sleep longer than too little sleep. Sleepers had a much lower risk of suffering a heart attack.
You may be surprised more than the above naps. It is proved that the condition of the teeth (especially the presence of tartar) is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Reason? Bacteria. Being in our teeth damaged by caries they can get directly into the bloodstream and cause really great damage there (e.g. plant valves).
In addition to classic brushing, it is also worth using dental floss to be sure that nothing in our mouth simply rotes. To improve the condition of your teeth, you should also regularly take probiotics - yes, a dedicated mixture of strains has been developed specifically for this.
The health-promoting effects of music therapy have been proven for a long time. It's about adjusting your heart rhythm to specific music. A calm note heals your heart seriously - blood pressure is lowered and its rhythm stabilizes. In turn, fast and aggressive paces stimulate action, which can also help, if only to raise 4 letters from the chair or accompanying us during training, which of course we do regularly.
Do you know that you can reduce stress with aromatherapy? The heart does not like the excess of strong emotions and the use of properly selected essential oils can help in getting a state of relaxation and calming the nerves. Lavender, orange, tea tree - the choice is really wide and you know what? This seriously works and has been confirmed by numerous studies, which is probably the best recommendation for you to try it yourself.