As an American, taking care of your heart can be daunting. Greasy food options, a sedentary lifestyle, and a higher level of stress are all the norm, so doing differently takes constant effort. Here are some ways you can take care of yourself every day:
Take time every day to de-stress. No matter what else is going on, make sure you take care of yourself a little bit. Why? A traumatic event, chronic stress, even a broken heart all have a real impact on your cardio health. The only hard part here is making time—I’m sure you can come up with something that relaxes you.
Consider drinking Jiaogulan tea as part of your relaxing time—it’s got properties that support cardiovascular health, and no caffeine which can tax your system.
Of course, one of the best ways to protect your heart is to use it. With your doctor’s OK, try and get your heart rate elevated regularly. There are even lots of ways to mix it in with your de-stress time—dance, try a new sport, walk somewhere new. And keep in mind, any exercise you do will help with de-stressing, even if it’s just 20 minutes jogging.
Make sure to support your heart nutritionally—since there are a variety of heart concerns you could have, be sure to choose the one that suits you best.
How do you take care of your heart?