Making Steps In Heart Health

July 2, 2015

Heart in HandHeart health is one area where YOU have a lot of power. Choices made today can have a big impact on tomorrow, and it’s never too late to make changes.

According to new research, there are 5 health factors, that if everyone changed, would cut heart disease deaths in half. In addition to that, there’s a PSA that everyone to know in case the dreaded happens.

What are the five health factors?

  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes
    and
  • Obesity

You’re probably already familiar with how to handle those five things. But here are some ways to support your body as it reverses the damage, so you can get to a place with better heart health.

Boost the antioxidants in your diet, and support your body against inflammation. Smoking and poor diet can cause a lot of inflammation, which can impact your cardiovascular system and more.

Berries are a great source of antioxidants. You can cheat and get a big dietary boost from a supplement like Longevity Antioxidant Formula.

Exercise, even just walking or standing a little bit more, can also make a difference—for all FIVE risk factors. (If you’re a smoker, exercise is a great way to busy yourself when you’re jonesing).

You can also build heart supporting habits—replace a sugary soda (even “diet” sodas aren’t very good for you) with something healthy like a heart supporting tea (try Jiaogulan). The secret to making changes (especially for heart health) is to get a snowball effect going—make little changes, then turn them into big habits, or add a few more little changes.

Dietary changes can also be daunting, especially if you’re trying to be inclusive of a wide-variety of nutrients and supportive herbs but still cut calories. That’s why a nutritional safety net (i.e. a multivitamin) is critical. You can even target heart health with one.

What else should you know? Know all about cardiac arrest. In the event of cardiac arrest, action has to be taken immediately. Cities with citizens ready to act have better outcomes! What do you do?

  • Call 911
  • Start Chest Compressions
  • If there’s a defibrillator nearby, use it.

Many states are now making CPR a standard part of high school. If you’ve never learned, or aren’t up-to-date, it might be a good time to brush up. It’s a choice that could help someone else out.

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