Food and Recipe: “Healthy Tips for a good Heart condition” by Enoh Akpan

health tipYour heart will always be an important part of your overall healthy lifestyle and to help you strengthen your heart and live a longer, healthier life, we have these tips to share with you today;IMG-20160321-WA0001

Do more cardio:

Walking, jogging, running helps to build cardiovascular health.

Interval training at infrequent times works your heart more than steady pace.

Just 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise is a great deal to start improving your heart health.

Have a balanced diet:

A diet high in saturated fat lead to high cholesterol levels.

Unsaturated fat and poly saturated fat are beneficial for your health and can be found in fish, nuts, seeds and vegetables.

Omega 3 fatty acids can decrease the risks of abnormal heart beat (arrhythmias) which can lead to death.

Manage your stress:

wardrobes banner 4Don’t just cope with your stress – positive thinking and light exercise are two ways to help deal with and manage your stress.

When stressed your body releases adrenaline, a hormone that temporarily causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and also your blood pressure.

Some people with high levels of stress may have higher blood pressure, cholesterol or are more prone to develop atherosclerosis (a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries) i.e. no proper flow of blood. 

Stop smoking/ Stay away from smoke:

20 minutes after your last cigarette your blood pressure and pulse return to normal.

Second Hand Smoke (SHS) is the residue of smokers’ smoke non-smokers inhale is said to be more harmful as smoking itself as it contains nicotine and other toxic chemicals that’s cancerous in nature, so don’t stay around smokers or general smoke.

Some 15% of annual death are smoking related.

The risk of stroke is higher in smokers as their blood pressure and cholesterol temporary increase with each cigarette. 

Excerpt from – Bells Wellness Organisation...

Enoh is the Chef @FoodHood Cuisine, a catering business situated in Lagos. They provide a wide range of Indoor and Outdoor services i.e. finger foods, Chapman, cocktails, assorted drinks and home delivery services. For bookings and more info please contact – Tel: 07031867817, or e-mail – foodhoodcuisine@gmail.com.

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