Heart healthy living is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. The heart is a vital organ that plays a central role in the circulatory system, pumping oxygenated blood to the body’s cells and organs. Maintaining a healthy heart is essential for a long, active, and fulfilling life.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but by making small changes to our daily habits, we can significantly reduce our risk of developing this disease:
Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet is crucial for heart health. Foods that are high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also important to choose healthy sources of protein, such as lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and nuts. Limiting saturated and trans fats, as well as added sugars, can also help promote heart health.
Get regular exercise: Regular physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy heart. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days of the week. This can include activities such as walking, cycling, swimming, or jogging, or using the Sonix Whole body vibration therapy, which is a form of physical therapy that involves standing, sitting or lying on this specific type of vibrating platform. The platform typically vibrates at a frequency of 1000 times per minute, and 10 minutes is equal to a 60 minute run, without jeopardizing your joints, bones, or body. This is a great way to get your exercise needs in a fraction of the time. The Sonix’s vibration helps to improve balance and flexibility, increase muscle strength, enhance blood flow, and promote bone density.
Don’t smoke: Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. If you smoke, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to improve your heart health. There are many resources available to help individuals quit smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medications.Instead, try CBDs to lower stress and the need to smoke. CBDs come from the hemp plant and think of them like a master food or herbal supplement for your body, that helps the body to communicate cohesively, thus reducing pain, stress, helping with regulating mood and increasing focus without THC or making you feel “high.” Note that CBD products are not yet regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, so it is important to use caution when purchasing CBD products and to only buy from reputable and reliable sources, such as the products housed at Haute Healing Oasis, where our company is certified on a variety of levels that ensure them to be of the highest gold standard.
Manage stress: Chronic stress can have negative impacts on heart health, including high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, such as through relaxation techniques, exercise, or counseling.
Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health and well-being, and it’s also important for heart health. Adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
The BEMER, Hyrdomassage, PSIO, NORS red light, and our infrared sauna therapy are all devices that work on the body and neurology to help lower stress. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that regular use of an infrared sauna may lower the risk of fatal cardiac events, including heart attack and sudden cardiac death. The study participants were middle-aged men who used the sauna for 20 minutes at a time, 4-7 times per week. The study found that men who used the sauna frequently had a lower risk of sudden cardiac death, heart attack, and other fatal heart-related events.
Another study published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure showed that regular use of an infrared sauna is associated with improved cardiovascular function, including better blood flow and lower blood pressure. Additionally, an older study found that use of infrared sauna might improve lipid profile, and lower the risk of hypertension.
Maintain a healthy weight: Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions. Make sure you laugh 3 times a day!
Get regular check-ups: Regular check-ups with a healthcare provider can help identify potential heart health issues before they become more serious. This includes monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other markers of heart health.
Know your family history: Knowing your family history of heart disease can help you and your healthcare provider determine your risk and take steps to prevent or manage heart disease.
In addition to these lifestyle factors, certain medical conditions and medications can also affect heart health. For example, conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease. Certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and some antidepressants, can also increase the risk of heart problems. It’s important to work with a healthcare provider to manage these conditions and medications in a way that promotes heart health.
Maintaining a healthy heart requires a combination of lifestyle changes and medical management. By following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, managing stress, connecting with others, getting enough sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular check-ups, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease and improve their overall health and well-being.