How to Support Your Heart Health: 7 Healthy Heart Tips
This Valentine’s Day, you’ll need your heart for more than just a romantic evening with your partner or a day spent appreciating your best friends. The habits you start today could make a difference in your long-term heart health.
With heart health in mind, we gathered a list of suggestions from medical professionals, along with some of our favorite tips for how to ease into these healthy habits. Take a look to learn how to set yourself up for success and enjoy a loving Valentine’s Day this year.
7 Healthy Heart Tips for Valentine’s Day
Sleep is Sacred
Studies have found a connection between heart health and sleep, specifically between poor sleep and cardiovascular disease. A 3,000 person study assessed the sleep habits of adults over 45 years old, finding that participants who slept fewer than 6 hours a night had twice the risk of stroke or heart attack as those who slept 6-8 hours.
It’s not always easy to get to sleep, but the damage of not getting enough can impact your overall health. If you’re having regular trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, talk to your doctor about what may be affecting your schedule. You may also benefit from our natural Sleep Patches, made with chamomile, valerian, lavender, and passionflower to soothe stress and promote calmness for a better night’s sleep.
Don’t Forget Health Screenings
You don’t have to wait until you’re sick to go to the doctor’s office! Health screenings are an essential tool to use to maintain a healthy heart. Certain factors can increase your risk for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
By visiting a doctor for health screenings, you can stay informed about your risk factors and find a routine to get your heart health on track.
Maintain a Healthy Weight Range
Keeping a healthy weight is another way to help support your heart health. Obesity is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and sleep apnea, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
With exercise, a well-rounded diet, and healthy habits, you may be able to sustain your ideal weight to better your heart health. All bodies are different, so your healthy weight won’t be the same as the next person’s. You may want to talk to your doctor about the best weight range for your body.
You might also like our Healthy Weight Patch. Using a blend of naturally derived, plant-based ingredients working alongside a healthy diet and exercise, the Healthy Weight Patch helps you feel fuller, metabolize carbs, fats, and sugars, and stay energized so you can make smart food decisions.
Regular exercise is fundamental for overall mental and physical health, protecting against disease, improving mood and brain function, and more. It’s also vital for a healthy heart. The most useful exercises for heart health include aerobic options like running, bicycling, fast-paced walking, swimming, and strength training with weights or body resistance exercises.
The mental benefits of exercise also help you make healthier choices in other areas. When your mood is improved, you’re more likely to eat healthier, avoid smoking and drinking in excess, sleep better, and feel less stressed.
Starting an exercise regime can be challenging. If you struggle to get to the gym or head outside for your daily jog, consider adding an OnMi Energy Patch to your morning routine. Apply it in the morning for a boost of energy from all-natural caffeine sources, antioxidants for immunity, and everything else you need to get you out there.
Heart health and stress go hand-in-hand. Stress can increase the likelihood of unhealthy choices like smoking, sedentary lifestyles, and poor diet - and heighten the chance for high blood pressure. But minimizing stress is easier said than done. From pandemic anxiety to the everyday stress of work and family, staying calm seems to get harder and harder.
When you’re struggling to stop worrying, feeling the physical symptoms of stress, or noticing your daily stress levels rising, OnMi can help. Our Relax Patch uses passionflower, valerian, and vitamins B1 and B6 to relieve symptoms of stress, reduce stress-related fatigue, and help you get better sleep. By easing your body and mind of stressful feelings, you can experience relaxation to help you make healthy choices all around, keeping your heart happy.
Enjoy a Nutritious Diet
Nourishing yourself with a healthy diet isn’t just important for maintaining weight. It’s also essential for giving your body the nutrients it needs to work efficiently.
Experts recommend avoiding unhealthy trans fats and instead eating monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that you can find in fish, nuts, avocado, and sunflower seeds. As always, fruits and vegetables are great to add in, as are protein-rich and plant-based foods, enjoying more wholegrain bread, and avoiding salt.
If cravings are your biggest enemy, the OnMi Crave Less Patch contains brindleberry, rockweed, oarweed, and green tea extract to increase your energy and focus while helping you feel satisfied for fewer cravings.
Avoid Smoking & Alcohol
You’ve likely heard before that smoking and alcohol are bad for your health, but the impact they have on heart health is particularly dangerous. Alcohol can increase fat in your blood and amplify your risk for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, along with accelerating other risk factors like obesity.
Likewise, smoking can increase plaque and damage the lining of your blood vessels. Even secondhand smoke can negatively impact your heart health. If you can give up cigarettes and stick to drinking in moderation, your heart will thank you.
Try OnMi to Help Reach Your Health Goals
Maintaining full-body wellness can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have health goals like exercising more, reaching a specific weight range, lowering your stress levels, or sleeping more, the team at OnMi is here to help.
We want you to spend Valentine’s Day making your heart happy by enjoying time with the people you love. Start your journey to a healthy heart this month with the help of OnMi to establish a better wellness routine.
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