Thursday, April 19, 2012

5 Easy Tips For a Healthy Heart

 Who does not want to have a healthy heart? You'll want it too right? But our environment is very influential. For example you have a friend who was smoking, dirty dust on the road etc. Here are 5 easy steps to keep the heart and blood vessels in order to keep you healthy : 

1. Stay away from the motorway
Horns, sirens and noisy car engine that can interfere blood circulation in your blood vessels. Based on recent research, the traffic noise affects the risk of stroke.

2. Enough sleep
According to a study published in February 2011 in the European Heart Journal, less sleeping or too much may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Too few hours of sleep can increase blood pressure and cholesterol that makes you at higher risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

3. Eat blueberries
According to research in America, eating blueberries may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. In the study, people who eat blueberries at least one serving per week can reduce the risk of high blood pressure until 10 percent.

4. Eating dark chocolate
Numerous studies show that eating dark chocolate can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Chocolate has a flavonoid, which is useful for protecting cells from damage. 
5. Reduce consumption of soft drinks
The current study has found that excessive consumption of soft drinks may increase the risk of stroke. In studies involving 2564 participants, found that people who drink soda every day have a risk of stroke and heart attack 48 percent higher than people who do not drink soda. 

No comments:

Post a Comment