Heart Healthy

Heart Healthy
By: Rebekah Marquez

In order to maintain a physically strong and healthy lifestyle, it is very important to have a healthy heart. Although heart disease is among the top causes of death in the United States, there are many ways to prevent it. Since heart diseases take the lives of many individuals, it should be a personal priority to live a lifestyle that promotes a healthy heart. To do so, one must exercise daily, and watch his or her diet. By doing this, cholesterol levels and blood pressure will be controlled and a healthy weight will be maintained. Exercising daily and watching your diet are two ways that an individual can change his or her lifestyle to promote a healthy heart and a holistic well-being.

Exercise is a controllable key factor that helps an individual live a healthier lifestyle. By doing so, your heart becomes stronger and the risk of any heart disease is reduced. For example, a thirty-minute daily work out helps improve cholesterol levels and lowers blood pressure. For most individuals, there are no excuses to set aside a thirty to forty-five minute time slot and schedule a work out into their daily routine. It is well worth it to change your routine by adding a walk around the neighborhood with a friend or family member in order to have a healthy heart.

Exercising is only one way that an individual can change his or her lifestyle to a heart healthy lifestyle. In addition to exercise, eating the right foods and getting the right vitamins and nutrients are just as important. Fortunately, there are several ways that an individual can change his or her eating habits. First, nutrition labels are key in discovering ingredients that will improve your health. For example, nutrition labels provide serving sizes that help control your portions and help maintain a healthy weight range. Next, not only does the amount you eat affect your heart, but your heart is also affected by what types of food you eat. For instance, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat protein and foods with no added salt or sugar, are recommended in maintaining good cholesterol and low blood pressure. In addition to this, foods with omega-3 fatty acids are very good for the heart; they are foods such as salmon and walnuts. Individuals eating habits are very important in maintaining a healthy heart and changes can be made in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

In addition to watching what you eat, taking substances with lots of vitamins and nutrients is an easy addition to your lifestyle that leads to a healthier heart. Krill oil is a great example of this. Not only does krill oil lower your risk of heart disease, it also improves brain health and increases good cholesterol. Krill oil lowers bad cholesterol, which lowers your risk of heart disease and contains an abundant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Also found in krill oil is Astaxanthin, which is a very powerful antioxidant that contains nutrients that can substitute or make up for the unhealthy foods you eat (Viva Labs). Therefore, krill oil is a great substance that allows an individual to cheat their diet and still get the essential nutrients and vitamins that help contribute to a healthier heart.

There are many ways to live a healthy lifestyle. You can change your lifestyle to a new and healthy lifestyle by watching your diet and by exercising daily. These small changes contribute to holistic well-being and a healthier heart. However, it is difficult to watch your diet and get the necessary nutrients that contribute to a healthy heart. Therefore, there are substances like krill oil that are easier ways to a stronger heart. It is very important to have a healthy heart, to live longer and to live healthier. In order to do so we must be aware of our lifestyle and make any changes that would better our health. Thanks to krill oil, we can do so easily and effectively.

Bibliography

Viva Labs. “100% Pure Cold Pressed Antarctic Krill Oil.” Krill Oil. Web. 21 Dec. 2012.