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5 Healthy Heart Choices to Make Daily

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5 Healthy Heart Choices to Make Daily



Making healthier choices daily is more than just choosing the right foods to eat sometimes. It is a chosen lifestyle change, a conscious effort made and of course a desire to a healthier well-being. This World Heart Day, let’s take a look at the core of our being – our beating heart. Daily choices for long-term heart health are important and these small steps towards a healthier heart make all the difference.

Here are 5 choices you can make every day towards a healthy heart:



1. Daily exercises


It is a no-brainer that exercising regularly and even daily is nothing but beneficial to your overall health. From simple calisthenics to relaxing yoga, there are so many ways for you to move your body and get your heart pumping. Whichever fitness regime fits you best, do it with consistency and always know that a good habit takes effort to cultivate.



2. Eating a proper diet


Knowing what to eat is a very vital part in maintaining a healthy heart. What you eat influences the way your body reacts and it is important to know what benefits your heart and what doesn’t. Foods like oatmeal and salmon are great for your heart – high-fiber foods as well as omega 3 are linked with lowering risks of heart diseases and it boosts your immunity as well. So, always be aware of your daily diet and be conscious of what you feed your body.

3. Meditate


Stress is a common cause to many of our diseases these days. It may seem irrelevant but stress causes our body to run an extra mile to compensate for our health. It leads to many psychosomatic diseases and weakens our immunity which is why it is important to remember to relax and take some time to meditate. Meditation helps keep your mind tuned to the present moment and to improve your overall mood – a great way to start your day.



4. Snack wisely

Snacking and binging are a habit most of us succumb to sometimes. The idea of snacking on something fried and crispy or sweet and chocolatey are always tempting – but on regular basis? Maybe not that good for you. While it isn’t something you should be ashamed of, snacking should also be done wisely to satisfy both your oral fixation and your taste buds. Some snacks you can consider that doesn’t jeopardize your health are raw nuts, dark chocolate, raisins, popcorn (plain and unsalted/unsweetened) and berries – all of which boasts of benefits for your health and packed full of antioxidants. 



5. Sleep well


Sleep is not for the weak. I repeat, sleep is not for the weak. With a good night’s rest, many health benefits flow with you because each sleep is an opportunity for your body to recuperate and heal itself. It not only helps with mental strength and agility but it heals your body from aches and tensions. Having enough sleep also aids in regulating heartbeat and preventing palpitations. 

The fragility of the human heart is only felt when it is gone; so, before that happens, take good care of your heart and for the people around you. On this World Heart Day on 29 September , let’s not take for granted what we have if we can have the power to prevent. 



Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ by Abdul Rahman https://www.flickr.com/photos/yunir/

 

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