Five steps to a healthy heart

Five steps to maintaining a healthy heart.

So you want to maintain a healthy heart but you're not exactly sure where to start? Don't sweat it. My name is Heart Healthy Henry and I'm here to share five easy steps to maintaining a healthy heart.

Step 1 -- Eat Right

Diet is one of the most important factors to consider when trying to keep your heart in tip-top shape. Think of your body as a fine automobile. Without the proper fuel, your car would fall apart. However, when the right fuel is put in, the car is in fine performing condition.

The same goes for your body. Without the right fuel, your body will fall apart, including your heart. Eating right is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself and for a healthy heart.

When trying to eat right, there's one rule of thumb to remember. Everything is okay in moderation.

Eating right doesn't mean that you can never have another French fry for as long as you live. It just means that you can't have them all the time and when you do indulge in the occasional fry, stay away from the supersize temptation.

Step 2 -- Get Enough Exercise

The second step to a healthy heart is regular exercise. If you're not exercising on a regular basis, you're not exercising enough. So what exactly is a regular basis? You should be exercising for at least a half an hour three to four times a week.

Cardiovascular exercise is great for a healthy heart and can also help you lose weight, which brings us to step 3.

Step 3 -- Maintain Proper Weight

Although it's a touchy subject, it's important to understand that maintaining proper weight is extremely important to a healthy heart. Being overweight just isn't good for you physically.

The good news is that by following steps 1 and 2, it should be much easier to reach step 3. Diet and exercise will naturally bring you to a healthy weight level if you're not there already.

Step 4 -- Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements can also benefit a healthy heart. There are a number of supplements on the market that can help you keep your heart happy and healthy. Supplements like this one are great for overall health including a healthy heart.

Step 5 -- Repeat Steps 1 through 4

A healthy heart needs consistency. That means that you can't just expect to run through steps 1 through 4 as though you were going through a checklist. Steps 1 through 4 need to be implemented in your everyday living in order for your heart to benefit from them.

With a sound body, a sound mind is sure to follow. By following my five easy steps to a healthy heart, you'll be feeling better physically and mentally and isn't that the key to a quality life?

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