Here are some crucial steps you can take to maintain a 'healthy heart.
Healthy diet: Eat fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Limit processed foods, sodium, and added sugars.
Maintain weight: Combine nutritious diet with exercise for a healthy weight. Excess weight, especially around the waist, raises heart disease risk.
Regular exercise: Aim for 150 mins of modest-intensity or 75 mins of aerobic exercise weekly. jogging, cycling, swimming, Walking, or dancing improves heart health.
Quit smoking: Smoking damages blood vessels, increases heart disease risk. Seek support to quit.
Limit alcohol: Moderate intake—up to one drink/day for women, two drinks/day for men. Excessive consumption raises blood pressure, heart problems.
Manage stress: Find healthy ways to cope—relaxation techniques, hobbies, loved ones, professional help if needed.
Quality sleep: Aim for 7-8 hours nightly. Poor sleep raises blood pressure, obesity, heart disease risk. Establish routine, sleep-friendly environment.