Tips for a Healthy Heart

Exercise alone isn’t the only way to keep your heart strong and making sure it does is crucial- the heart is the fuel source for the entire body! A few lifestyle tweaks can lead to a healthier heart and, by extension, clearer skin, a sharper brain, and higher energy levels. Here are a few tips to incorporate healthy heart decisions into your life.
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Say yes to:
Magnesium– The mineral plays a crucial role in helping your heart beat, and an extra 200 milligrams daily could slash your cardiac disease risk by 22 percent. Good sources of magnesium are whole grains, nuts, and leafy greens.
Tea– Both green and black varieties may help reduce “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and having regular cups can also improve artery function. Skip bottled versions and brew it yourself for the biggest benefits.
Optimism– A cheery disposition has been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, especially among people with a family history of the disorder.

Say no to:
Constant Noise– Living near a busy airport or always being around loud traffic could raise your heart disease risk. Experts believe noise pollution can cause an uptick in stress, which increases blood pressure. Use earplugs!
Anger– Your chances of a heart attack increase 2.4-fold in the two hours after a rage-fueled outburst, thanks to sky-high levels of adrenaline and cortisol that squeeze arteries.

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