Few Small Steps That Can Make Your Heart Healthier

How often do you mindlessly skip your lunch because you are too occupied with work? To compensate, you nibble on a few biscuits and pat yourself on the back for all the toiling and hard work. Happens often, right? Don’t you think it’s time to make healthy a habit? Taking care of yourself is very much important to keep you fit in the long run. Since the heart is one of the most important organs in your body, it requires a little extra attention. Some small lifestyle changes can go a long way in keeping your heart healthy and happy. Here are some healthy habits which you should incorporate into your daily schedule right away.

 

1. Play some good, old outdoor games with the kids in the neighborhood.

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Be it a game of gully cricket or some badminton, just go for a casual game while the kids are playing outside. Breathe in some fresh air, laugh with the kids and play till you actually get tired. This one hour routine of fun and exercise will keep your heart healthy. A little bit of bachpana is much needed.

2. Laugh and smile for every little thing.

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Laughing your heart out while watching a hilarious show, or when a funny friend cracks a joke definitely helps! When you are in a laughing mode, automatically your stress comes down and keeps you relaxed. 

3. Try recreating some of your favorite food recipes into healthy variations.

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Even if it is the most delicious looking food you have ever seen, you have to give it a pass. All that glitters is not gold and everything that looks yummy is not healthy! So throw in some healthy veggies and try out a healthy version of your favorite food. 

4. Take off for a short, tech-detox outstation trip every month with your folks.

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Just switch off your phones and take off to a nearby holiday resort or adventure destination. Some peaceful time away from the city’s busy life does help in rejuvenating all our senses. 

5. Dance to your favorite songs in your music playlist.

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You can dance away in your nearby park or even inside your bathroom (if you are too shy). Just dance with your own crazy steps along with some thumping bollywood beats. It is not just a great exercise but also a much-needed stress buster. 

6. Take frequent 5 minute breaks every hour especially if you have a desk job.

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Staying stuck to the screen will only increase your stress levels. A little gossiping or a loo break definitely helps. This helps your body to relax and rejuvenate in intervals. 

7. Stay away from negative people and spend time with people who make you happy.

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This is something that you must strictly adhere to! Being around happy people will only make your life better. Avoid people who make you feel bad about yourself. Simply shut them down and don’t take the things they say to heart. If you want your heart to be healthy, keep it happy and free. 

Doesn’t take much of an effort in trying to keep your heart healthy, right? The #ChoteKadam that you take by staying active, eating better and being happy can make your heart 50%* healthier. These small steps in your lifestyle are totally necessary to live a healthier life. 

To get inspired, watch this refreshing video by Saffolalife that shows us how these people have taken chote kadam jo dil ke bade kaam ke.

 

Source : http://www.indiatimes.com/health/healthyliving/few-small-steps-that-can-make-your-heart-healthier-263961.html