The sunny, hot summer days can assist in revitalizing the body, mind and soul of a senior. Summertime offers the perfect chance to get out, get social, and get healthy in many ways.
Why not take the following heart-healthy practices into consideration this summer to enhance your health and add valuable years to your life?
Top 4 Heart-Healthy Summer Tips
Four heart-healthy habits that will improve your body, mind and spirit this summer:
1. Keep the Weight Off
To accomplish this heart-healthy habit, a healthy diet and physical activity are a sure-fire recipe. Carrying additional weight in the stomach region can lead to an enhanced risk of cancer, diabetes, heart and liver illness.
Research shows that losing just 5-10% of your starting weight will significantly reduce your risk and enhance your general health for individuals who are overweight.
2. Eat a Nutritious Diet
Summer carries an abundance of fresh produce to improve your plate and to stimulate your taste buds. Juicy berries, crisp carrots and flavorful greens add to any cookout. A rainbow of delicious, heart-healthy choices, such as chicken or fish taste excellent on the barbecue and can be converted into delicious dishes using herbs and spices combinations.
Moderately drinking alcohol is also essential to improving your heart health. This implies one to two drinks a day for males and no more than one drink a day for females.
3. Stop Smoking
A excellent rule of thumb to live by is “everything in moderation.” However, that doesn’t always apply. Tobacco consumption is an exception to this rule because it is not deemed safe to smoke from cigars, cigarettes or pipes.
Second-hand tobacco smoke is also toxic and is just as hazardous to your teeth, heart and lungs. At one moment, smoking was as common as chewing gum, but fortunately, smoking rates in adolescents in the United States have fallen over the previous 10 years.
4. Get Moving
A warm summer climate provides you with plenty of ways to enjoy and work up a sweat. Cardiovascular exercises like racket sports, swimming, and walking are excellent social activities that enable you to get your heart pumping, while enjoying time with friends.
If you have a physical impairment or do not tolerate the heat well, swimming is a particularly great activity. Water buoyancy decreases joint stress and tension and can activate your blood pumping and muscles.
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