General Advice for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

The heart is a vital organ about the size of your fist that pumps blood through your body. Keeping your heart healthy hinges mainly on a good diet, mental health, physical activity and comprehensive supplementation.

Over the years, heart diseases have been on the rise, with health-conscious people seeking to prevent it. This comes as no surprise especially because heart disease is the major cause of premature death in Nigeria.

Habits like drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and not exercising enough, all increase the odds of developing heart disease, as does being overweight, high blood pressure and bad (low density lipoproteins) cholesterol. Below are lifestyle changes you can make to keep your heart healthy:

Stay Active

Staying physically active is important to prevent heart disease. Exercising daily is a sure way of not just keeping your heart healthy but also maintaining your overall health.

In all, you don’t have to do everything at once, but you can start with small changes and get more benefit from making these changes.

Trust that as you adapt to these changes, over time, they will add up and make a big difference in your health.

Add Less Salt

Adding too much salt leads to high blood pressure