Heart disease and other health problems are high up in the causes of deaths worldwide. To improve your heart health, there are certain lifestyle changes you can make to prevent heart issues and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are our recommended home remedies for heart health.
Having a good sex life is good for your heart. It raises your heart rate and counts as exercise as well as providing a host of other benefits like boosting your mood, improving immune system and lessening pain. Those who have regular sex (at least twice a week) were half as likely to die from heart disease as men who have sex rarely. Studies also suggest that women who have satisfying sex lives are less likely to have a heart attack. Sex is a good form of exercise to help strengthen your heart whilst also lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and improving sleep. Masturbation also helps too, and you can find great aids to help with your solo sessions on websites such as Mega Pleasure and other online sex shops.
Research has shown that smoking increases your heart rate whilst tightening major arteries which can cause irregular heart rhythms. The tight arteries mean your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your body which raises your blood pressure and increases your risk of a stroke. Smoking can also affect the hearts of those around you. By quitting smoking, you can add an average of 6 to 9 years onto your life and reduce your risk of contracting heart disease. Not only does stopping smoking improve heart health, but it also makes you look and feel healthier, you’ll improve your sense of smell and taste and your teeth will look better.
By eating a balanced diet, you improve your overall health and wellbeing. However, by eating certain foods, you can improve your heart health hugely. Food high in good fats like salmon and avocado are great for your heart health. Foods that are packed with antioxidants and nutrients are also important for a healthy heart, so make sure you’re eating enough berries, beans, dark chocolate, seeds and nuts for a stronger and healthier heart.
It’s important to get the right amount of sleep every night to keep your heart healthy. Research shows that getting a good amount of sleep each night reduces your risk of coronary heart disease. 6 to 8 hours is the recommended amount of sleep to get to keep your heart healthy. Sleep is directly linked to biological processes like blood pressure, inflammation and metabolism which directly affects the health of your heart.
Chronic stress is when your body is constantly feeling stress and is in high gear for long periods of time. This can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Having a good mental health is important to reducing stress, to improve your stress and mental health, try regularly exercising, making time for friends and family, getting enough sleep, practicing relaxation techniques and talking about your worries.