Heart diseases have been on a rise in the last few years, and to combat this, the Indianpharma companies are investing heavily in R&D to develop top-quality medicines in order to help heart patients lead a healthy life.
Keeping your heart healthy is fairly simple when you look at the bigger picture. Leading a stress-free life, maintaining a healthy weight, consuming a well-balanced diet, and avoiding smoking are some of the best ways to keep heart diseases at bay. While these factors sound very simple, following them in day-to-day life isn’t an easy task.
Let us now look at some of the important daily tips which will help you to maintain your heart health:
An average adult needs at least 30 minutes of exercise every day to lead a healthy life. Going to the gym may feel like too much for some of us. The best way to get your daily exercise done is by playing with your kids in a playground every day. It can be either playing cricket, football or other physical sports which require you to move around. Walking your dog is also a good option. Also, make sure to not sit for too long at one place. Take a walk if you’re a working professional.
Laughing is a great exercise to keep your heart healthy. It helps in relieving stress,makes you feel better, and eliminates the bad thoughts from your mind.
- Do Stress Relieving Exercises
Stress can lead to various heart conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. Doing various stress-relieving exercises such as yoga or meditation will help you in maintaining your heart health.
- Do Small things that Make you Happy
Be it knitting a scarf, dancing, going out with friends, or any other activity, doing small things that make you happy can help you keep your heart healthy. Even a simple thing such as taking a route that is scenic can make you feel better.
- Eat Healthy
Cooking without salt, limiting the intake of processed food and junk food will lead to low cholesterol in your body which will make you less prone to heart diseases. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains and oats help in loweringyour cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and may also help in preventing type 2 diabetes.
- Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is ofutmost importance. Not getting enough sleep may lead to a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. It has been seen that people who sleep for less than 6 hours a day are more likely to develop heart diseases.
So, on this International Heart Day, take care of your heart and it will take care of you. Let’s pledge to live a healthy and happier life.