Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2014 -- Everyone is at least familiar with the basics of heart health: 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week, limit consumption of red meats, stop smoking and reduce intake of alcohol. Beyond this, however, there are numerous steps one can take to reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease or other heart conditions.
Vitamin D assists with liver function, improves skin tone, and is also necessary for a healthy heart. During the winter months, this vitamin lacks in the body due to our reduced exposure to sunlight. To combat this, adding a vitamin D supplement to a person’s diet is a good idea to support heart and bone health.
Another dietary change one can make to support heart health is to focus on protein intake. Poultry and other sources of protein have a positive effect on the heart, especially if red meat is reduced in the diet. This can also provide support to the muscles and help increase strength during exercise.
During exercise, putting on music can increase both physical activity and mood. It’s been reported that listening to upbeat music can not only make a workout fly by, but helps a person feel happier and more upbeat which can lead to reduced blood pressure. Reduced blood pressure and less stress all have positive effects on the heart in addition to diet.
In addition to dietary changes, we can change habits that will also improve our overall health and cardiovascular function. Dedicated hand washing leads to better protection against illnesses, some of which can increase inflammatory responses in the body that can inflame arteries in the heart. Vaccinations can also protect against these illnesses, and ensuring the body gets enough rest will protect against inflammation from illnesses as well.
Overall, being conscious about dietary choices and increasing activities that will reduce levels of stress are all beneficial on both the body and what keeps the body functioning – the heart.
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