How Being Positive Prevents Heart Disease?
With more and more people suffering from hypertension, high blood cholesterol and the like, heart disease has become a huge health concern. You will easily find people suffering from high blood pressure and high cholesterol around you, perhaps people in your own family! Now what comes to the mind is- why do so many people suffer from such ailments? Well, let me tell you that it is our unhealthy lifestyle that is behind all this. So, what you can do is watch your diet and exercise regularly so that your heart stays healthy. However, there is one simple thing that is highly helpful in keeping your heart healthy and that is staying positive. Optimism will take a long way in keeping your heart healthy!
A new research done claims that being positive has an awesome impact on heart health and it can ward off heart disease. This research took place at Penn State University. It involved 1000 people with coronary heart disease and it was found that a positive psychological state is helpful in keeping the people more active, making them sleep better and making them take their medicines on time. The people who had a positive state of mind were ones who smoked less when compared to others.
The head researcher said that positive emotions are linked with a huge range healthy habits that are essential for reducing the chances of future heart problems and even death.
The study provides ample evidence that positivity can be helpful for the upkeep of good health. So, apart from regular exercise and following a healthy diet, you need to bring a little positivity in your life!
Keeping stress at bay and being positive
The first thing that you should do is keep a check on your stress levels. Tight deadlines, hectic work schedules and lack of quality sleep makes a huge impact on your heart health. When stressed, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol which in turn affects the levels of your blood pressure, levels of blood cholesterol as well as levels of blood sugar. All this increases the risk of heart disease. So, in order to keep your heart healthy you need to de-stress yourself on a regular basis. You can do a lot to de-stress yourself such as pursuing your hobbies. Read more about that here! Read a lot of positive quotes. They are not difficult to find in this age of social media. You will find a plenty of them on facebook! Note them down and go through them whenever you feel that negativity is over-powering you!
Other ways of keeping your heart healthy
Losing belly fat will also go a long way in keeping your heart healthy. Scientists say that if you have abdominal fat, you are more prone to heart disease. Abdominal fat increases the levels of blood cholesterol and blood sugar, both of which are huge risk factors for heart disease. Here is how to lose belly fat- click!
Your diet should be rich in fibre with lots of fruits and veggies. Eat meals regularly and don’t skip meals as they may lead to blood sugar fluctuations.
I guess after reading this post you will de-stress yourself regularly, remain positive and follow all ways of keeping your heart healthy.
Keep your heart healthy!
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