12 steps to a Healthy Heart

Today we would like to share with you 13 fairly easy steps to a healthy heart, body and mind.

1. GREEN TEA: Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks in the world. It reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

2. VITAMIN D: 36% of Americans and 75% of heart patients are deficient in vitamin D, which strengthens bone, boosts immunity, and reduces heart disease and stroke risk.

3. BREATHE: The simplest way to control stress and relax is by taking slow, deep breaths and exhailing significantly longer than inhailing.

4. GO MEDITERRANEAN: The Mediterranean diet is one of the most healthy ones in the world for heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other chronic diseases.

5. KEEP THE FAITH: People who have a strong faith or spiritual belief live longer and healthier lives.

6. 10.000 STEPS: Get a pedometer and walk 10,000 steps every day, you can also use a step counter app on your smart phone.

7. FORGET LOW FAT: The Mediterranean diet is not low in fat. Did you know that olive oil is the healthiest oil? Reduce vegetable oils and eliminate sturated and trans fats.

8. SMOKING: Stay way from smoking. Smoking is the largest single cause of death in America.

9. HAPPY IS AS HAPPY DOES: Having an optimistic outlook on life helps to prevent heart disease, boost immunity and strengthen people's ability to cope with life's difficulties.

10. DON'T BE TOO SWEET: Avoid processes sugar, soft drinks and sweets if possible!

11. MEDITATE: Find 10 to 30 minutes a day to practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery or meditation.

12. EXERCISE: Extra muscle help burn more calories, even when you're sleeping.

Which one of these will you try and adapt to your lifestyle?

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