You don’t necessarily have to change your whole lifestyle to keep your heart at its best. But some little changes here and there can help you cut down the chances of cardiac issues down the line.
Try some of these tips with your family to keep everyone’s heart the strongest it can be:
Helpful supplements. By making sure your heart is getting the best nutrients, you can decrease the risk of heart disease. Fish oil pearls are a great way to maintain a healthy heart (and they taste better than normal fish oil pills!). Supportive but not conclusive research show that consumption of the EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil pearls may help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Redefine snack time. Trade out the overly-salty snacks for something with heart-health benefits. Natural raw almonds and salt-free walnuts are great snacks to keep around the house because they are sources of the healthy fats and fibers that along with a diet low in saturated fat help support your heart.
Get physical. It’s hard with a busy schedule to get to the gym, so bring the physical activity to your home and keep everyone’s heart pumping strong. Make it a new family tradition to walk or play outside together for at least 30 minutes a day. Or do a round of in-home exercises together every night. You don’t always need to crank out a 12 mile run to keep your heart strong.
Self-monitor. Take the initiative to check your blood pressure at home. High blood pressure may lead to future heart and brain damage, so having a digital blood pressure monitor at home may help you stay on top of your personal health. Click here for more information on how to control your blood pressure.