5 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy

blood pressure to rise. If you are chronically stressed, your body remains in “fight or flight” mode.

Over time, this can lead to the development and progression of coronary artery disease. We also tend to turn to harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol, and overeating when we are stressed and these behaviors will also increase the risk of heart disease. We will all experience stress, so the key is knowing how to manage it with healthier habits like exercise and meditation.

3. Move More

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity or a combination of both. Being more active helps you maintain your weight, improve your sleep, reduce your blood pressure, and lowers your risk of heart disease.

4. Reduce Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases the workload of the arteries supplying your heart and causes your heart muscle to stiffen. This increases your risk of having a heart attack. High blood pressure has no symptoms so the only way to know is to have it checked. A normal blood pressure reading is less than