These days many struggle to find the time in their busy schedules to make sure they are looking after themselves properly. It is important that we find the time because a healthy lifestyle can help you achieve a longer life and improve heart health, so we’ve come up with a few little changes you can add to your everyday lifestyle that can improve your health.
Take time to de-stress
Stress can be one of the major causes of poor heart health and studies have shown that people who tend to be stressed the majority of the time are more likely to suffer from a heart issue. It is important to make sure you always find the time to do something you enjoy and find relaxing. Some people may choose to go out with friends and have a catch up, others may prefer staying in and watching a movie. Whatever relaxing method suits you always be sure to set aside a couple of hours every other day to enjoy a little you time.
For a healthy long life your body needs to be fuelled with good nutritious foods. Eating junk foods filled with salts and sugars on a regular basis can cause our bodies to become sluggish and unmotivated. Eating high amounts of sugar and salt all the time can also damage your heart, so making little changes to your diet can make a big difference. Swap sugary snacks for fruits or nuts, and eat healthy meals such as salmon, grilled chicken and salads.
Drink plenty of water
Water is one of the most important things your body needs as the body is 60% water so you need to be sure you are topping up regularly to stay healthy. If the body begins to dehydrate then you can become unfocused and stressed.
Take on light regular exercise
Regular exercise is a great way to living longer and healthier and it’s easier than you think to add a little here and there – putting aside 20 minutes a day to do an exercise that suits you could really make a big difference. You could try jogging, swimming, cycling or taking on a sports activity with friends.
Take a break at the sauna
A trip to the sauna every once in a while is another great way to keeping a healthy heart. Regular sessions can help you become more relaxed so you stress less. The heat also helps speed up your blood cells which gets your heart pumping at healthy faster pace. If you wish to benefit from the sauna then why not visit The Stable located minutes away from Covent Garden and Soho’s gay village. We also offer exclusive special offers on our website so be sure to check them regularly so you don’t miss out.