Your guide for better blood circulation and a healthy heart
The leading cause of death in the world is heart disease, which can mostly be avoided by altering your lifestyle and reducing risk factors.
Here are some of the science-backed habits that will help keep heart diseases out of your future.
First, let’s understand the heart and blood circulation.
Your heart is a fascinating organ. It is a muscle, about the size of your fist, in the middle of your chest tilted slightly to the left. It continuously circulates blood filled with nutrients and oxygen throughout your body to support life. The circulatory system is a network of blood vessels that the heart uses to pump blood while it beats. Blood travels through elastic tubes called vessels to every organ of the body.
Prioritizing your heart health is important.
Consistent exercise can dramatically improve your heart and circulatory system. Over time, if you stay consistent in doing exercise, your heart adjusts and becomes more efficient as it pumps more blood each beat than it did previously. As a result, the heart needs fewer beats to pump more oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.
This also has an impact on your resting heart rate because even while at rest, your heart pumps more blood, resulting in fewer beats and more efficiency. Your heart rate rises as you engage in energy-demanding activities like aerobic exercise or strength training. With these types of exercises, your body adapts, muscles get bigger, bones get stronger, breathing becomes easier, and your heart essentially becomes stronger as well. Do note that these intense exercises are not for everyone, ask your doctor if it is right for you.
Taking daily walks, going hiking or for a run can be beneficial too.
Manage Your Weight
Maintaining a healthy bodyweight is also beneficial to heart and blood circulation health. Many studies have shown a positive correlation between obesity and heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Additionally, individuals with abdominal fat may experience impaired blood flow due to damage to the endothelial cells that line the blood arteries and determine how much they may expand and contract.
In order to maintain a healthy bodyweight, which can significantly enhance circulation and reduce the stress on the heart to pump blood throughout the body, it is vital to eat a nutrient-dense diet, refrain from constantly overeating, and engage in regular exercise.
For better heart and circulation health, stress must be minimised and managed. When we are constantly under stress, our stress response system can lead to many different health problems, including blood flow and blood clot issues. Which can increase the risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Some things that can help in managing stress is meditation, connect with people you trust, focus on breathing or get a hot shower.
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