Did you know that over 6 million people suffer from atrial fibrillation in the United States alone? Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is an irregular, sometimes rapid, heart beat. Due to this A-fib can cause poor blood flow, lack of energy, fatigue, shortness of breath and heart palpation. Today, we’re going to discuss things you can do to strengthen your heart and improve A-fib.
Eat heart smart
Oily foods, such as fish, walnuts and avocados are full of heart healthy omega 3s. Also, blueberries and raspberries are high in antioxidants, which are heart smart.
Avoid excess salt
If you’re using regular table salt you want to be sure to avoid it in high quantities. Too much salt can cause high cholesterol and impact A-fib. If you like salt, try switching to pink Himalayan salt. It’s delicious and is full of trace minerals.
Hit the pavement
You don’t need to run to get the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. Brisk walking and weight lifting (even if the weights are light) can still get your heart pumping and help to strengthen it. Aim for at least 30 minutes of activity at least five days a week.
Unfortunately that morning cup of joe could be worsening your atrial fibrillation. Caffeine increases your heart rate which can trigger A-fib.
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Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. However, it can cause changes to your health that can be detrimental and long lasting. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure. It can also cause damage to other vital organs, such as the kidneys. We all know it is important to take care of our heart during pregnancy. Today we’re sharing 4 ways to prevent preeclampsia to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
1. Stay active.
Although it may be difficult, especially as the weeks go on, it’s important to stay as active as possible throughout your entire pregnancy.
2. Maintain a healthy weight.
A lot of women go overboard when it comes to pregnancy weight gain. Ideally you should aim to consume 500 additional calories each day while pregnant. Avoiding gaining too much weight will keep your heart strong and blood pressure normalized.
3. Drink up.
Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure levels. Dehydration can cause blood vessels to constrict thus increasing blood pressure.
4. Eat well.
This is especially important to start before you even become pregnant. Healthy fats, fresh fruits and veggies will all help cut inflammation and keep blood pressure at its optimal level.
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