Five Ways To Better Heart Health

Five easy ways to improve your heart health.

So you want to know how to improve your heart health? Well you’ve come to the right place? I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m going to tell you five easy ways to improve your heart health.

Heart Health Step 1 -- Eat Healthy

If you want a healthier heart, you need a healthier diet. With fast-food stops at every corner it’s hard to resist the temptation of a fast, cheap meal that tastes good, but the truth of the matter is that fast food really isn’t our friend -- it’s horrible for our heart health.

If you want a healthy heart, you’ll need to eat a diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables. Try getting your fair share of fiber too. When you eat meat, make sure it’s lean meat. Chicken and fish are great for you too.

Heart Health Step 2 -- Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise is imperative to overall heart health. Make sure you try to exercise for a half an hour total every day of the week. If you can’t swing a half an hour every day, try to stick to at least three days a week with the intention of trying for six or seven days.

Heart Health Step 3 -- Quit Smoking

It says it right there on the package... Smoking can be harmful to your health and can cause heart disease as well as many other nasty conditions. Whatever joy you may be getting out of a cigarette will quickly be wiped away when you’re in the hospital -- or worse.

There are a number of smoking cessation products available on the market today. From the patch to hypnosis, there’s a cessation method for everyone. Simply find the one that’s best for you and stick with it. A little willpower will go a long, long way.

Heart Health Step 4 -- Drink in Moderation

The occasional drink never hurt anyone, but drinking more than one or two drinks a day can be very harmful to your heart. If you are drinking more than one or two drinks a day, cut back to one drink a day and you’ll be doing your heart a big favor.

Heart Health Step 5 -- Lose Weight

If you need to lose weight, now’s the time to do it. Carrying extra weight can be very stressing on your heart. Try to get to within 10 pounds of your ideal weight and you’ll be doing well.

While heart health does take time, willpower and work -- it will pay off in the long run!

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