Unique Ways to Keep Heart Disease at Bay
We have always given out the basic reminders that people need to follow in order to maintain a healthy heart. A feature on WebMD, however, shared unique, off the beaten track ways that may help prevent heart disease. If you’re already following the “eat sensibly and exercise regularly” bit and would like to supplement these practices, here are some unusual ways to adopt.
Turn to man’s best friend. WebMD shared a study that linked having a pet dog to lower blood pressure. In addition, people who have dogs for pets seemed to be happier and was able to lose an average of five pounds over a six week period. Having a dog means having to take them out for daily walks, which means that you will need to get out of the house and get moving.
Get a camera phone or a smart phone. Doing this is more than just vanity or keeping up with the times; a phone and a camera can be used as an effective tool for weight loss. It is suggested that one whip out a camera phone and keep a food diary of what you eat in a day – by taking snapshots of what you eat, in order to keep close tabs on them. It is said that people who keep track of what they eat lose twice as much weight as those who do not; taking photos of your meal before you eat them has also been linked to the adoption of healthier behaviors in just a week.
We will share more unusual tips in a later post.Tags: healthy heart, heart health, heart health tips