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Friday, 28 February 2014

Top 10 Tips For A Healthy Heart

Top 10 Tips For A Healthy Heart

As February draws to an end, so too does National Heart Month, but keeping your ticker in good working order doesn’t have to. We wanted to share some top tips for maintaining a healthy heart now and in the future. 

Cut out salt

It is far too easy to use too much salt in your cooking or add more at the table and it can play a big part in increasing your blood pressure and risk of heart disease. If you try to cut down or stop using it, you will be surprised how little you miss it and you can substitute with healthier herbs to add flavour to your meal.

Have a check up

Get into the habit of going for regular check-ups the older you get. It gives doctors the opportunity to spot early signs of health issues and allows you and them to address them before they become serious. 

Get Active

You don’t have to be Paula Radcliffe; but making time to go for a walk, swimming or a bike ride on a regular basis can really help to boost your cardiovascular health and be good fun too. 

Stop smoking

If you’re a smoker and you want to improve your health, the first step you should take is to stop smoking. It will be the hardest step but once you’ve beaten your smoking habit, you can beat anything.


The best part is, not all solutions require a large amount of action. How about doing nothing? Relaxing by whatever way you enjoy most will help to reduce your stress levels and give your heart a rest. This is a particularly good tip for those people with very hectic lifestyles!

Eat Fish

Fish isn’t exactly the most popular food, unless it’s wrapped in batter and served up with chips but it can reduce your risk of heart disease if served in a healthy manner.  If you’re a meat lover by nature, try Tuna steaks, you’ll still get a nice meaty texture and amazing flavour without the fat that can be harmful to your health. 

Enjoy a glass of red wine

This is one of our favourite tips, a glass of wine a day can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health. For the healthiest choice try a Rioja, it comes packed with anti-oxidants and nutrients.

Make Your Housework Exercise

You can’t avoid house work, try as you might, so why not get free exercise from it. It’s not as vigorous as other forms of exercise but you’ll find that doing your housework to your favourite music and adding in some energy will give you a great boost!

Eat chocolate…good chocolate

This isn’t a free pass to eat whatever chocolate you want. For a start there is no point eating white or milk chocolate, these are heavily processed and possess none of the benefits we want. Buy yourself a rich bar of dark chocolate and limit yourself to 2 pieces per day to stave off heart disease, it’s a nice healthy treat.

Enjoy your life

Don’t let your fear of heart disease or any other health issue dictate how you live your life. Life is there to be enjoyed, so make healthy living a part of your life, not the focus of it.

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