If you are reading this article, then probably you are not one of those people with nicely shaped calves and perfect abs that climb up to 5 storey building in one sprint. Most probably, you’re also one of those who doesn’t like exercises and is too lazy to do it. You are probably like the 50% of your fellow Indians that have a weak heart. Adding the factuality; In India, 26% of deaths take place due to heart diseases. and adding to your shock, the percentage of youngsters among this is a whopping 23%.
Isn’t the equation shocking and strange but there’s a simple equation too!
A fast life+ stressful job+ fast food+ no time for exercise= A WEAK HEART
Don’t worry this article is not to stress you more but to provide you with easy, non-fussy and natural shortcuts to a healthy heart.
- Drink Green Tea
Drinking green tea is one of the simplest ways to run (well, figuratively) towards a healthy heart. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
- Get enough sleep
Getting a 6-8 hour sleep is important for an adult as it helps in releasing stress levels, relaxing the body, which is ultimately good for your heart
- Removing that tire around the waist.
Fat is the main reason for an unhealthy heart. It makes the blood thick like a milkshake. In fact, if blood is collected from your body immediately after you’ve eaten something oily, your blood will feel like a thick strawberry juice. Releasing belly fat ultimately helps in lowering the fat levels in the entire body and blood, that again ultimately reducing your hearts over time.
- Include Fibre in your diet
Including fiber in your diet means including whole grains, fruits, veggies in your diet. Foods like broccoli, orange, banana are rich in fiber. Fiber helps in speeding up the digestion process which will eventually make you reach a jeans size of 32 or 34 from 40.
- Include more nuts and liquid food in your diets.
Why do you ask? The reason is the same as above. You have an oversized belly.
- De-stress yourself and maintain a low heart rate of 80\100
Relaxing and staying at ease is essential to continue on the path of creating a healthy heart. Stress and tension increase heart activity and gets it all worked up.
- Meditate, and be happy
Even if for just 5 minutes, meditate. Meditation is the easiest and the quickest way to relax your mind and body. A healthy mind and a relaxed body results in a relaxed mind and a healthy body.
- Avoid passive smoking
Passive smoking is just as dangerous as real smoking. Passive smoking is when someone else is smoking entering your lungs and polluting your insides. Is pollution, no matter what kind, ever good? NO.
- Exercise (the bubble just busted, didn’t it? *include evil laughter*
Even if you do not go for an intense work out every day, a normal 20-minute stretching and yoga session will help your heart to stay healthy. And exercising every day will only inspire you to exercise more each day. Go for it, give it a try.