Manage Your Weight
People who have super healthy hearts are typically at a healthy weight. They manage their weight well and do not go on a yo-yo diet. While it is normal to gain and lose a few pounds here and there, significant fluctuations in weight can be complex on your cardiovascular system. So, if you are looking to give your heart a boost, managing your weight is an excellent place to start.
You have probably heard that breakfast is the day's most important meal. And it is true! Having breakfast jump-starts your metabolism and stops you from overeating later. When you skip breakfast, you are more likely to make up for those lost calories by snacking throughout the day or overeating at lunch or dinner. So, make time for breakfast each day, even if it is just a quick bowl of cereal or a slice of toast.
In today's world, it is easy to get sucked into social media and email. But all that screen time is not good for your heart. Checking your email and social media frequently has been linked to increased anxiety and stress levels, which can affect your heart health. Thanks to Heartify, you can measure your stress levels and track when to take appropriate action. Try spending less time online if you want to give your heart a break. Turn off notifications on your phone and take regular intervals from social media. And when it comes to email, try checking it only once or twice a day instead of constantly refreshing your inbox.
Meditation has many benefits, including reducing stress levels and improving heart health. In one study, researchers found that people who practiced meditation had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who did not meditate. And lower cortisol levels have been linked to lower blood pressure and improved heart health. If you need help with how to meditate, there are plenty of resources available online.
Monitor heart health
And, of course, do not forget to monitor heart health regularly by visiting your doctor for checkups and screenings and using the Heartify App. This way, you can catch any potential problems early on and get the treatment you need to keep your heart healthy.
You can make many small changes to have a healthier heart. Be sure to start living the life you deserve before the following Monday or the beginning of the month! We are here to help you choose the right path.