Healthy Heart - Tips
Post by on Tuesday, December 21, 2021
1. Give up smoking
If you're a smoker, quit. It's the single best thing you can do for your heart health.
2. Get active
Getting – and staying – active can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. It can also be a great mood booster and stress buster.Do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week.
3. Manage your weight
Being overweight can increase your risk of heart disease. Stick to a healthy, balanced diet low in fat and sugar, with plenty of fruit and vegetables, combined with regular physical activity.
4. Eat more fibre
Eat plenty of fibre to help lower your risk of heart disease – aim for at least 30g a day.
5. Cut down on saturated fat
Eating too many foods that are high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in your blood. This increases your risk of heart disease.
6. Cut down on salt
Watch out for high salt levels in ready-made foods. Most of the salt we eat is already in the foods we buy.
7. Get your 5 A Day
Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. They're a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
8. Keep your numbers in control
Monitor and keep under control your Blood pressure, Blood glucose & Cholestrol.