World Heart Day: 6 lifestyle choices to help ensure a healthy heart

Here are some tips to help you look after your heart so that it does not lose its beat and keeps ticking.

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Exercise to remain fit

In order to keep the body fit, it is necessary to be active, betternutrition.com notes. For this, one can go to the gym and use the treadmill to strengthen the heart and tone up the muscles. Those who do not have ready access to such a facility can resort to alternate methods of working out by riding the bicycle or by swimming or brisk walking or climbing the stairs. The intention is to improve the working of the heart.

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Control the diet

The lifestyle of today is fast paced and people love fast foods. This, coupled with the lack of adequate work to burn up the calories is a potential disaster situation. It is therefore important that the intake of food is controlled with plenty of green vegetables and less of fat and sugar. Heart-healthy items include high-fiber foods (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) and certain fats (like the fats in olive oil and fish).

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