Pumping oxygenated blood to the entire body, pumping hormones and vital substances to every part, Carrying the deoxygenated blood and waste from all around the body, and pumping it to the lungs for oxygenation, maintaining the blood pressure of the body, makes you feel butterflies, carries all that sadness in itself, and works 24/7/365 for you.
Would anybody else do that for you? I know that you know the answer. So when someone is working so hard for you, isn’t this your duty to keep it healthy? You have been carrying too many pounds, drinking, smoking, eating badly and this has harmed your heart in many ways.
I know you haven’t thought that much but don’t overthink now. It’s not too late to replenish it with care. Here are some very easy to do yoga steps that will strengthen your heart muscles and make it healthy.
Yoga for a healthier heart
- The mountain pose (Tadasana) – will provide the necessary strength to your heart.
- Extended hands and feet pose (utthita hastapadasana) – helps you control weight and thus keeps your heart healthy.
- Extended triangle pose (utthita trikonasana) – this is the most recommended heart-opening yoga.
- Triangle pose (Trikonasana) – promotes cardiovascular exercises and increases the stamina of your heart.
- Warrior pose (virabhadrasana) – improves blood circulation and keeps the heart rate in check.
- Chair pose (utkatasana) – this stimulates the heart and stretches your chest.
- Bow pose (dhanurasana) – strengthens and opens up the heart region.
These we some of the easiest and most recommended yoga poses that are the key to a healthier heart. But what other habits can we keep in check to avoid any damage to our heart? Let’s have a look.
Habits to learn and avoid
Let’s start with some habits that you should avoid
- Avoid or limit the amount of red meat that you eat.
- Avoid overconsumption of processed food.
- Avoid foods that are high in sodium.
- Avoid drinking too much soda.
- Avoid sitting for longer hours.
I know many of you never even thought that apart from your digestive system, these habits could harm your heart. Well, it’s time to take action now. Now let us look at some good habits to strengthen your heart.
- Fill yourself with fruits and vegetables.
- Get good sleep.
- Take 5 minutes to walk if you have long sitting hours.
- You can add fish to your diet.
- Go nuts and eat a whole lot of almonds, walnuts, and other dry fruits that contain fiber.
Isn’t this what every mother says to do. Guess mothers are always right.
One of the other few advice that I can provide is to start using stairs, eat some dark chocolate, keep a check on your cholesterol levels, avoid eating too much salt, and I bet you will be the one with the healthiest and the warmest heart around.