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How To Keep Your Family’s Hearts Healthy

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With so much information out there about how to stay healthy and the never-ending headlines about which one of our favourite foods is now bad for us, it’s hard to know what you should actually be doing to keep you and your loved ones healthy. A key part of overall health and wellbeing is keeping your heart healthy. So here are a few tips to help you keep your ticker on top form.

How To Keep Your Family’s Hearts Healthy

Eat More Fibre

Although fibre is usually associated with digestive health, it’s also key to keeping your heart healthy too! Fibre has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. The NHS recommends you aim to consume at least 30g per day if you’re an adult, and at least 15g for younger children. Eating nuts and wholemeal products are a good way to boost your fibre intake without too much effort.

Stay Active

That we should get a little exercise each day is probably nothing new to you, but staying active really is a key part of keeping your heart healthy. Sneak in a little extra exercise each day by taking a short, brisk walk during your lunch break, or doing squats and lunges whilst brushing your teeth.

Give Up Unhealthy Habits

Certain habits, such as drinking sugary fizzy drinks regularly or smoking, even occasionally, are bad for your health, and your heart in particular.

National No Smoking Day falls on March the 14th this year, giving you the perfect excuse to give up that bad habit! Your GP will be able to provide you with advice and support if you’re looking to quit smoking. Or alternatively, take a look online for support resources and applications.

Make Sure You’re Getting The Right Vitamins

There are plenty of vitamins that play an important part in supporting the normal function of your heart. These include:

  • Vitamin B1, found in peas and both fresh and dried fruit
  • Vitamin B6, found in wholegrain cereals, bread and potatoes
  • Vitamin B12, found in eggs, milk and cheese
  • Folic acid, found in broccoli, spinach and peas

If you’re unsure if your diet is providing enough of these vitamins, add a supplement such as Vitabiotics Cardioace to your routine to support your heart function.

These easy tips and tricks will help you to keep your heart healthy, and ticking along happily for years to come!





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