Keep Your Heart Healthy and Your Mind Happy

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Your Mind Happy
By: Rachael Marie Ehrensberger

A healthy heart is the key to a healthy life. Not many people realize the major importance of a healthy heart. There are things we as people can do on a daily basis to maintain a healthy heart. Once your heart is healthy, you will feel good and live well! You may not be on the right track now, but there are several things you can do for yourself to get where you need to be.

Many people who live in America are immediately drawn into all the fast food available to them. Americans live busy lives. Fast, greasy food is what they always think to be a good pick me up food. The things added into this food will destroy your heart in no time at all. The one way to get your heart on the right track is to watch what you eat. Of course it is hard for anybody to completely stop eating the things you like, but it is causing you more damage. Foods that help keep your heart healthy are foods that are low in saturated and trans fats. Every diet needs some fat, but cutting back will cause your heart to get healthier significantly.

You can’t just change your diet for your heart to be healthy. You have to have some sort of exercise. Your heart needs the strength to raise your heart rate when needed. You have to get your heart working so it consistently stays strong. Taking a thirty minute walk and keeping your heart rate elevated just for a period of time will have major effects. It does not even have to be strenuous exercise. You just have to get your heart working.

Along with exercise comes your weight. Exercising and weight loss work hand and hand. Maintaining a healthy weight for your specific person will do wonders for your heart. If you have too much weight your heart will have to work a lot harder. This causes unneeded stress on the heart. That extra stress, can cause your heart to shut down. When you combine exercise and a healthy diet you can maintain your weight. This all combined is the next big step to a healthy heart.

Keeping your heart healthy will make your life in the future a lot easier. If you were to get sick because you didn’t take care of your heart, you would put much unnecessary stress on other people. It would cause financial issues for most and deep grief. A way to stop this from happening is to ensure your heart never gets to that point in the first place. It may take time before you are used to what it takes, but the benefits will be enough to last you a long, healthy lifetime.

Works Cited

Mayo Clinic Staff. “Heart Disease.” Mayo Clinic, 10 Aug. 2012. Web. 9 Dec. 2012.