Feel great with 10 lifestyle changes are not advocating the use of mood-enhancing drugs, Botox injections, cosmetic surgery, or crash diets. Rather you will be pleasantly surprised at the 10 lifestyle changes we are advising. So are you ready to feel great? Fasten your seat belt and read how to feel great with 10 lifestyle changes.
Grill a steak
You may think it is bad for your heart, but you would be wrong. Beef contains immunity-boosting selenium as well as homocysteine-lowering B vitamins. And up to 50 percent of the fat is the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety.
Tell your spouse to stop smoking
People who are exposed to cigarette smoke for just 30 minutes, three times a week, have a 26 percent greater risk of developing heart disease than people who rarely encounter secondhand smoke.
Take daily aspirin
In general, as a person ages, the risk of heart attack and stroke increases. But the risk of bleeding from aspirin goes up even more. For instance, in people who have a low risk of heart attack, the benefits of taking a daily aspirin don’t outweigh the risks of bleeding. Whereas the higher the risk of heart attacks, the more likely it is that the benefits of daily aspirin therapy are greater than the bleeding risks. So, low doses of aspirin, such as 75 to 100 milligrams (mg), but most commonly 81 mg, can be effective at preventing heart attack or stroke.
Drink more green tea
Men who drink two cups of green tea a day are 25 percent less likely to die of heart disease than guys who rarely drink the beverage. The reason is that flavonoids in green tea, not only improve blood vessels’ ability to relax but also thin the blood, reducing clotting.
Cuddle your spouse
Ten minutes of skin-to-skin contact such as hand holding and hugs with your mate can help keep your blood pressure and pulse from going up during stressful times, according to researchers.
Eat more fatty fish
Omega 3 fats in fatty fish such as mackerel, sardines, and salmon help strengthen your heart muscle, lower blood pressure, and prevent clotting. Also, reduce levels of potentially deadly inflammation in the body.
According to research, married men are less likely to die of heart disease than bachelors. Findings revealed that men with mildly high blood pressure had healthier hearts after three years of happy marriage than their unmarried brothers. This is mainly because the married men had their spouses to talk to and share their daily activities. While single men tend to be lonely with no one to come home to and offload worries. In the end, they can easily fall into depression or risk high blood pressure.
Be busy with a hobby
The relaxation you get from doing something you love will make your heart more adaptable and better able to deal with the stress that can lead to heart disease. So anytime stress seems to be showing its face, pick up your guitar, go to the piano, pick up a paintbrush, go for a swim, a walk. Just engage in whatever will bring up an immediate feel good, while throwing overboard all that aggravation. This is worth giving a try.
Brush and rinse your mouth with toothpaste and mouthwash that has antibacterial properties. They will reduce oral bacteria, which can decrease your risk of a heart attack by 200 to 300 percent.
Cut out your aggression at work
People with the most work friends also have the lowest heart rates and healthiest blood pressure levels, even during times of stress. Therefore be friendly and smile more. Take that aggression off your face.
Abiola is the founder of Indulge™ group of companies, a healthy-living focused group. A passionate believer in a healthy lifestyle, living in the United Kingdom made it easy for her to pursue a health and fitness regime. She is the Managing Director/CEO of Indulge Nigeria Limited and Indulge Cares Nigeria Limited, both companies promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for the prevention of illnesses and diseases. Abiola is available on https://www.indulgeinhealthyliving.com/