Did you know that you can slow down cardiovascular disease? Your heart is the powerhouse of your body. Here are four ways to get it into the best shape:
1. Lower your blood pressure:
Reduce your salt intake and try to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.
2. Lower your glucose levels:
Cut down on refined sugars, like sweets, biscuits, and sugary soft drinks.
3. Lower your cholesterol:
Cut down on bad fats and processed foods like chips, pastries, and pies. Rather eat more good fats, like those found in olives, avocados, nuts and fatty fish.
4. Avoid smoking:
Smoking is not only bad for your own health, but for others’ health too. So, if you are a smoker, speak to your healthcare professional about the best way to stop.