You’ve heard it before…
Consume all of the good fats, exercise daily, sleep well, and reduce your stress levels, but I bet you didn’t know these 5 things can also have a positive impact on your heart health!
1. Laughter is the best medicine!
The endorphins released during laughter increase blood flow in the body, decrease blood pressure, and reduce cortisol (our stress hormone).
2. Have you been flossing?
Flossing your teeth removes harmful bacteria that would otherwise enter your bloodstream and cause unnecessary inflammation. Gingivitis alone, can double the chances of heart disease.
3. #Flax is trending!
Flax is a healthy source of ALA omegas, which are needed for proper artery function and reducing our “bad” cholesterol.
4. Keep on top of your mental health!
Fluctuations in mood can elevate your heart rate, increase insulin, and raise blood pressure, which makes our heart’s job more difficult. Seek support where necessary, and chat with one of wellbe’s psychotherapists.
5. Sweat it out in a Sauna…
The heat from a sauna can increase circulation throughout your body in a way similar to physical activity. That doesn’t mean you should skip out on the gym, though!
Take a step in the right direction
& book a non-obligation 15 minute meet and greet with one of our naturopaths to make sure your heart stays happy & healthy.
Written by Dr.Mallory, ND